It can be more difficult to read the signs of an anxiety condition in teens because during the teen years, a certain degree of stress and struggle is expected. More often than not, red flags are overlooked and blamed on hormones.Read More
Being a perfectionist is often thought to be a good thing. It is simply someone wanting to perform well isn’t it? In reality, a growing body of evidence suggests that although the personality trait termed ‘perfectionism’ can serve as a motivator it is also both a cause and symptom of anxiety and panic disorders.Read More
Mindfulness brings awareness to emotions, thoughts and sensations in the body. It is about taking note of breathing and how the mind is manifesting itself in the body.
Research demonstrates that practicing mindfulness for kids is just as effective as it is for adults. Mindfulness has a positive impact on people no matter what age they are.Read More
In order to perform well in challenging situations people need to be psychologically and physically alert. While feeling ‘psyched up’ prior to an exam can enhance performance too much psychological arousal can lead to feeling ‘psyched out’. Although most people feel nervous before a test, some students experience a debilitating amount of anxiety that involves feelings of dread, racing thoughts and an inability to concentrate. This is commonly referred to as test anxiety.Read More
Being a parent is not an easy job and being the mother or father of an anxious child is even more challenging. The good news is that while there is no cure for anxiety it is very treatable and there are many strategies that have been proven to help manage and ease anxiety in children. Here are some of our top strategies for parenting an anxious child.Read More
A healthy morning routine varies from person to person depending on their needs and the demands of their day. We asked two of our therapists at the Sydney Anxiety Clinic some questions about how they begin their day. Anna Kellerman, our resident Art Therapist, and Linda Hayes, Clinical Psychologist and Parent-Infant Therapist, shared their morning routinesRead More
We have recently welcomed Anna Kellerman to our team of psychologists. Anna is an Art Therapist and here she explains the benefits of art therapy for children and some art based strategies you can explore with your children at home.Read More