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Managing Anxiety


Stress, anxiety and depression are thought to be responsible for almost half of working days lost in Britain due to health issues. According to the Workplace Health Report 2022, 58% of employees are experiencing anxiety, and 34% of those experiencing anxiety are aged 25-34.

However, official figures from the ONS this week show that record numbers of people are not working due to ill health, including mental health, in the UK.

We must take action to reduce that trend.


In the current climate of financial stress, ongoing strikes, international conflict and other negative news filling the media channels, it is no surprise that rates of anxiety are reaching new levels.

Yet we are rarely taught the skills to reduce increasing emotional arousal, despite the fact we all experience it. Most people are left to work it out for themselves. And if they don’t manage to find strategies that work, the anxiety can become an escalating problem.


So I’ve pulled together some of the many approaches that, in my psychotherapy role, I encourage my clients to use. They are strategies proven to help manage and reduce anxiety.


This audio resource is only 10 minutes long, so it is short enough to fit into your day. There is a lot packed in though, so you might want to revisit it, particularly when you need a helping hand to bring the anxiety under your control. Enjoy experimenting to find what works best for you.


Drop me a line if you want to share your experience, ask for help or to discuss the wider topics of mental wellbeing, for you individually or your organisation.


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For more from me on anxiety, take a look at the following:

Tackling Anxiety Collectively – A Team Discussion Framework – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

The Emotional Needs Audit – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk)