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
While society tells us we should be feeling full of joy in this holiday season, many of us feel quite the opposite. Anxiety can make this time of year particularly challenging. Even things we are excited about, such as hosting family and friends, can bring about anxiety in addition to cheer.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
Social anxiety can have a negative impact on your son or daughter by preventing them from communicating effectively, joining activities, performing academically and making friends. If your child or teen’s shyness is standing in their way there are many strategies and treatments that may help.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
There are many different ways to treat anxiety. In this series we explore some of the treatments that we offer at the Sydney Anxiety Clinic to treat anxiety and related challenges.Read More