Tag Archives: anxiety

At the end of your tether?

I shared my reflections on another section of Psalm 119 at Lighthouse Community Church this week. You can find the previous talk here. This morning I’d like to look at verses 81-88 New International Version My soul faints with longing for … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible can be good for your Mental Health

Here is a copy of an article which I wrote for a local paper, the ‘Lymington Times’, and which was published in October 2004 – 9 years ago but still relevant today.  Sunday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. … Continue reading

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Crochet Saved My Life – book review

I’ve mentioned this book before: https://delemares.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/a-simple-mindfulness-exercise-for-crochetets/ The latest Talking Crochet online newsletter includes a review at: http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters.php?mode=article&article_id=2842&key=CWNL ‘A wide range of afflictions are covered in the 304 pages, such as stress/anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder/addiction, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory loss … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Praying Against Panic And Anxiety

Originally posted on Big Circumstance:
In a world where stress is endemic and various therapies have arisen to help people combat it, do you ever wonder how a professional from that field views the place of Christian faith in dealing…

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reblog – depression buster meditation

Originally posted on Bipolar Lessons:
Meditation (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn_BE_BACK_on_3th_SEPT) Many of the symptoms of depression have to do with the dwelling on the past. Guilt, regret and loss are often the primary feelings you may have when you are depressed.…

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‘just one touch’ campaign

Originally posted on Voices of Glass:
Choose to reach out and touch the surface of one isolated puddle and you will see the ripples spread out across that puddle. But what if instead of just one isolated puddle it was…

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Living with Mental Illness – True stories

Living with Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks, Bipolar Disorder, etc? Here is a link to true stories of people who live with these conditions, and how they overcome them to live a life worth living: … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Meditation Tied to Healthy Brain Changes

‘TUESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) — Just a few hours of meditation training may change your brain for the better, a small, new study suggests.’ ‘”The notable physical changes suggest that short-term meditation can improve self-control, mood, stress response and … Continue reading

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‘Negative’ emotions are signals that something needs to change. They can be great motivators. Mindfulness can help us identify these emotions. This post deals specifically with Fear, Anger and Loneliness. More on ‘negative’ emotions in future posts.

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‘What if… ‘

Originally posted on bipolarmuse ♥:
Day 20: Something you wonder “What if…?” about. Doing “Mindfulness” based therapy has helped me to rid this little question from my brain…of which I am grateful. The “what ifs” in life can truly pummel you…

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