The Happya Life

Thriving Through Anxiety: Strategies for Inner Peace

May 16, 2024 Clare Deacon Season 1 Episode 16
Thriving Through Anxiety: Strategies for Inner Peace
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The Happya Life
Thriving Through Anxiety: Strategies for Inner Peace
May 16, 2024 Season 1 Episode 16
Clare Deacon

Welcome to another episode of the Happya Life podcast. I'm your host Clare Deacon, and today, we're diving deep into the topic of anxiety and exploring strategies for finding inner peace. As Mental Health Awareness Week continues, it's essential to shine a light on the state of mental health in the UK, especially amidst the challenges brought about by the pandemic. We'll discuss the significance of positive psychology in navigating anxiety, share personal experiences, and provide actionable steps you can take to soothe your anxiety and reclaim your well-being. So, whether you're looking to manage your own anxiety or support a loved one, stay tuned for valuable insights and inspiration. Let's dive in!.

Over the past few years, we've witnessed a concerning trend of deteriorating mental health among individuals in the UK. The pressures of modern life, coupled with the challenges brought about by the pandemic, have taken a significant toll on our well-being. The traditional mental health system often approaches mental health from an illness ideology, focusing solely on treating symptoms rather than addressing underlying causes which simply offer short-term relief only before issues come back more intensively.

At Happya, we believe in a different approach. We're dedicated to providing
resources and support to help you combat the effects of anxiety and other
mental health challenges so that you can live a healthier, happier life. Our
goal is to empower you to take control of your mental well-being and thrive,
not just survive. Our approach is grounded in positive psychology, which
focuses on building strengths and fostering resilience rather than just
treating symptoms.

Positive psychology offers a unique lens through which we can view mental health and well-being. Instead of dwelling on past traumas or problems, positive psychology encourages us to focus on our strengths, values, and aspirations. It's about moving forward, not getting stuck in the past.

I understand firsthand the limitations of traditional therapy approaches when it comes to trauma. When I was going through my own process of recovery from trauma, I found myself continually swimming in my own swamp of trauma. I didn't want to spend sessions going over old wounds, reliving painful memories, but I did need to acknowledge them and let go in order to allow them to heal. That's where positive psychology made all the difference.

Our trauma-informed approach at Happya acknowledges the impact of past traumas while also focusing on building resilience and fostering healing. It's about creating a safe space where you can explore your experiences without retraumatising yourself. We don't ignore the past, but we also don't let it define your future.

I've seen countless individuals give up on therapy because they felt like it wasn't working or because they believed they were too broken to change. But the truth is, healing is possible, and positive psychology offers a pathway forward. It's about empowering individuals to reclaim their lives, to find joy and purpose even in the face of adversity. It isn’t them who have failed it is the system.

No matter your starting point there are always going to be steps you will need to take to not only maintain but improve your wellbeing and during mental health awareness we are focusing on anxiety. 

Let's dive into our discussion about anxiety. Anxiety is a natural response to stress and can manifest in various ways, from persistent worry to physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat and muscle tension. While occasional anxiety is normal, chronic, or excessive anxiety can interfere

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Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of the Happya Life podcast. I'm your host Clare Deacon, and today, we're diving deep into the topic of anxiety and exploring strategies for finding inner peace. As Mental Health Awareness Week continues, it's essential to shine a light on the state of mental health in the UK, especially amidst the challenges brought about by the pandemic. We'll discuss the significance of positive psychology in navigating anxiety, share personal experiences, and provide actionable steps you can take to soothe your anxiety and reclaim your well-being. So, whether you're looking to manage your own anxiety or support a loved one, stay tuned for valuable insights and inspiration. Let's dive in!.

Over the past few years, we've witnessed a concerning trend of deteriorating mental health among individuals in the UK. The pressures of modern life, coupled with the challenges brought about by the pandemic, have taken a significant toll on our well-being. The traditional mental health system often approaches mental health from an illness ideology, focusing solely on treating symptoms rather than addressing underlying causes which simply offer short-term relief only before issues come back more intensively.

At Happya, we believe in a different approach. We're dedicated to providing
resources and support to help you combat the effects of anxiety and other
mental health challenges so that you can live a healthier, happier life. Our
goal is to empower you to take control of your mental well-being and thrive,
not just survive. Our approach is grounded in positive psychology, which
focuses on building strengths and fostering resilience rather than just
treating symptoms.

Positive psychology offers a unique lens through which we can view mental health and well-being. Instead of dwelling on past traumas or problems, positive psychology encourages us to focus on our strengths, values, and aspirations. It's about moving forward, not getting stuck in the past.

I understand firsthand the limitations of traditional therapy approaches when it comes to trauma. When I was going through my own process of recovery from trauma, I found myself continually swimming in my own swamp of trauma. I didn't want to spend sessions going over old wounds, reliving painful memories, but I did need to acknowledge them and let go in order to allow them to heal. That's where positive psychology made all the difference.

Our trauma-informed approach at Happya acknowledges the impact of past traumas while also focusing on building resilience and fostering healing. It's about creating a safe space where you can explore your experiences without retraumatising yourself. We don't ignore the past, but we also don't let it define your future.

I've seen countless individuals give up on therapy because they felt like it wasn't working or because they believed they were too broken to change. But the truth is, healing is possible, and positive psychology offers a pathway forward. It's about empowering individuals to reclaim their lives, to find joy and purpose even in the face of adversity. It isn’t them who have failed it is the system.

No matter your starting point there are always going to be steps you will need to take to not only maintain but improve your wellbeing and during mental health awareness we are focusing on anxiety. 

Let's dive into our discussion about anxiety. Anxiety is a natural response to stress and can manifest in various ways, from persistent worry to physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat and muscle tension. While occasional anxiety is normal, chronic, or excessive anxiety can interfere

www.happyacoach.com/links

Email me at: clare@happyacoach.com

DM @happyacoach

Music by LemonMusicStudio