Recently we have become inspired by the work of Dr Claire Weekes and her book ‘Self Help For Your Nerves’ which was recommended by a client of ours.
Her philosophy is that our most effective defense against anxiety attacks involves the use of paradox; meaning doing the opposite of what you think you should do when dealing with these feelings. She recommends four methods of dealing with these symptoms which are: face the symptoms – do not run away; accept what is taking place – do not fight it; float with your feelings – do not tense and let time pass – do not be impatient.
The lesson from Dr Claire Weekes is that it’s your attitude or approach matter more than techniques you’re using to try and combat your issues. We discuss this fascinating topic in this episode.