Core beliefs trump medication

Often with anxiety, I see a significant amount of somatisation. That is, the manifestation of mental and psychological agitation through physical symptoms. I’ve seen clients with twitching eyelids, jerking arms, paralysed swallow reflex, nodding head, severe vertigo, limb paralysis, catatonia, parasympathetic mutism, ‘frozen’ tongue, chronic nausea… and a host of other greater or lesser physicalContinue reading “Core beliefs trump medication”

I Just Want to be Happy!

“People who highly value happiness set happiness standards that are difficult to obtain, leading them to feel disappointed about how they feel, paradoxically decreasing their happiness the more they want it.”** Another one of those paradoxes I find fascinating. The APA journal,¬†Emotion,¬†published a study done by four researchers whose theory was that “…valuing happiness couldContinue reading “I Just Want to be Happy!”