Anyone who has experienced anxiety, or has been close to someone who has, knows how debilitating and destructive it can be.
Some commentators are quick to dismiss anxiety as a ‘modern illness’ and indeed there has been a marked increase in reported anxiety amongst the general public in the last few years, but the truth is it is a difficult condition to live with.
Of course, sometimes anxiety is a perfectly normal and useful way to respond. It is our body’s natural response to a perceived threat. When we are faced with potentially harmful situations it makes sense for our ‘fight or flight’ response to be triggered.
When this happens, cortisol and adrenaline are released into our systems. These cause our heart to beat faster, our body...