Stress Reduction articles by Mark Tyrrell
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How to get stress, fear and anxiety under control

Click here to get our co-founder Mark Tyrrell's tips, tricks and techniques for beating fear and anxiety, gathered from over 15 years of treating anxiety conditions.

Fear is useful if there are predators about.

5 Tips for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Published 04 August, 2011 | Stress Reduction

You're being hunted. It's 20,000 years ago. The terrible truth filters into your prehistoric brain: you've become separated from your tribe and are alone in a land packed with predators.

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No midlife crisis here!

Are You Really Having a Midlife Crisis?

Published 02 November, 2010 | Stress Reduction

In your twenties, if you take up a new hobby or decide to travel, it's just seen as you being who you are. But in your forties, any new decision or change in direction leaves you open to diagnostic mutterings of, "Ah, midlife crisis!" Life is full of transitions, but when you make them in your middle years, it's labelled a crisis.

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Clear a break in those moody clouds

How to Improve Your Mood

Published 23 August, 2010 | Stress Reduction

Chronic moodiness can be a symptom of prolonged stress (in which case dealing with the stress should make you less moody), and blood sugar imbalance or hormonal fluctuations can also affect mood. But it's also true to say that moodiness can become a way of life, a habit. And whatever the cause of our moodiness, we can all get better at managing our emotions.

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Only one thing in mind

Overcome Performance Anxiety

Published 28 April, 2010 | Stress Reduction

Performance anxiety gets in the way of performance because it clutters the mind just when your consciousness needs to be clear and 'light'.

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How to Keep a Cool Head

How to Keep a Cool Head

Published 16 November, 2009 | Stress Reduction

"They called me 'Mr Cool'. I was the guy that diffused live bombs. I was totally calm, detached, and professional before, during, and after an operation. But all I can say is I've lost my cool."

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Spotting Nervous Breakdown Symptoms

Spotting Nervous Breakdown Symptoms

Published 13 November, 2009 | Stress Reduction

"She's had a nervous breakdown!" Half whispers, hushed tones, fear; something strange, to my young mind, had happened to "the woman down the street at number 36." I had no idea what a nervous breakdown was or what the symptoms were, but I sensed it was an awful, mysterious, terrifying thing.

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Learn Self-Forgiveness and Release the Pressure

Learn Self-Forgiveness and Release the Pressure

Published 26 October, 2009 | Stress Reduction

Joan had been a model wife since the "stabbing incident" and her husband loved and appreciated her despite the squabble twenty-eight years before that had ended up with him in hospital

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Relieve Tension in Your Mind and Body

Relieve Tension in Your Mind and Body

Published 09 October, 2009 | Stress Reduction

Tension may be okay in the short-term, but long-term it's a warning. Here are some ways for you to relieve tension to make sure you can become more productive, healthy, and satisfied with your life.

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Controlling anger is a skill children learn - eventually!

How to Control Your Anger

Published 24 July, 2009 | Stress Reduction

It used to be thought that it was 'healthy' to express anger - to 'let it all out,' so as to prevent the damage it would do you if you 'bottled it all up.' But modern research into health and mortality has found that extreme anger is just as damaging to the heart and immune function if it is released as it is if you keep it in.

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