Hello, my name is Tracy Anne Bond and I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor with an integrative approach. After first qualifying as a counsellor in 2007 I studied hard and gained my accreditation with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) in 2012 and I'm now in my ninth year.
My principles & ethics are based on the guidelines & code of conduct offered inline with the BACP. I am happy to offer a free consultation so we can discuss what you may want from counselling in a safe and private setting based in Alsager, Cheshire.
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Living with anxiety - 10 top tips: #9
9: Take steady, deep breaths
Deep breathing is a great technique to use during moments of high anxiety as it has an immediate calming effect.
Take a long, steady breath in through your nose, filling your lungs from the bottom to the top.
Hold your breath for a few seconds - perhaps count to three or four.
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Living with anxiety - 10 top tips: #6
6: Choose to maintain a positive attitude
Some of us spend hours ruminating and dwelling on the negative things in our lives. We worry what might go wrong instead of focusing on the positive and the good.
Might it be more desirable to train ourselves to focus on thoughts that will move us in the right direction instead?
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Living with anxiety - 10 top tips: #2
2. Ground yourself with your five senses
This tip is deceptively powerful. A mental exercise to provide immediate relief at times when you feel anxious.
*Look slowly around yourself.
Look for and make a mental note of 5 things which you can see.
Now find . . .