CBT for anxiety – what I learned

Original post by “Bue Jay of Happiness” – Interesting read.

Blue jay of happiness

If you’ve been following me here or on social media for a while, you may know that in August I started struggling with stress and anxiety. It was particularly the physical symptoms that got to me, they were so bad one day I had to leave work.

That prompted me to go to the doctors who gave me a number to call so I could self-refer myself for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This is pretty standard practice for people struggling with low mood and anxiety, as far as I’m aware it’s the first port of call.

My doctor said if it didn’t help and things didn’t improve, I could go back to discuss medication and/or being signed off from work – two things I wanted to avoid if possible.

I was surprised at how quick the process was, as I know this isn’t the case for everyone. I got…

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