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''It's like a rolleroaster at times and I don't know what to do''.

''It's like a rolleroaster at times and I don't know what to do''. What it's like to experience anxiety and low mood, sometimes at the same time, from someone we have worked with in therapy (quote posted with permission).   ''Sometimes I feel like I'm on high alert and constantly watching and anticipating something bad happening. I don't even know what bad thing will happen, it's just this feeling I get and it's awful. I feel sick, agitated, sometimes my heart races, sometimes I feel faint. I can't sleep well because I am worrying about stuff...it's not even important stuff either. My brain never rests, I am always planning the next thing to do or worrying about things that might not even happen. As I said, it's not just affecting sleep; I can't relax, I've noticed I'm more impatient than usual; I am eating more to comfort myself and I seem to be doing millions at thinsg at once. I don't even know why I fee
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VACANCY: Commitee Members for the Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group (UK-wide applications accepted)

VACANCY: Commitee Members for the Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group ( UK-wide applications accepted)   Hello, Talking EDs (Eating Disorder Support Service Scotland) are pleased to say that we have some volunteering vacancies available with the non-profit, voluntary arm of our business, the Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group. Please see the attached Information Sheet which offers details about what the Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group is. Before we open up membership of the Eating Disorder Therapist Networking Group to the public, we are looking to assemble a small group of volunteers who will be part of the Planning Group Committee. This is a great opportunity to volunteer 2-3 hours per month while meeting new people, developing new skills and knowledge and gaining experience in the eating disorder field and in planning and organising meetings and events. If you are interested in becoming a Committee Member on the Planning Group, please get in touc

8 Ways a Child's (and an Adult's) Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else

8 Ways a Child's (and an Adult's) Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else Many of us think of the 'fight, flight, freeze or fawn' response when thinking about what anxiety is. Or perhaps we have an image of someone shaking or blushing or having a panic attack when they feel anxious. While all of these are true for anxiety, it's important to note that anxiety can present and 'come out' in many different ways. This is especially true for children and young people who might not understand what they are feeling/experiencing or find it tricky to describe what is going on for them. Many adults can find it difficult to express or articulate their feelings and emotions too though, so the picture below can apply to anyone really. The info-pic below illustrates some ways in which a child's anxiety (or an adults) might show up as something else. I hope you find the info useful. Best wishes , Alexandra Talking EDs (Eating Disorder Support Service Scotland) Glasgow Anxiet

We have 2 vacancies available: Experienced Eating Disorder Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Psychologist (Glasgow in-person and/or online) and trainee CBT Therapist (general) (Glasgow in-person

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT   I have two vacancies available at my 3 practices: Talking EDs: Eating Disorder Support Service Scotland; Glasgow Anxiety and Depression Counselling Service; and Citizen17 Therapy, CBT and Counselling Services **** VACANCY 1 This is for our Talking EDs practice (specialising in eating disorders/disordered eating) and we are looling for Experienced Eating Disorder Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Psychologist. This is primarily for over 16s although experience with working with under 16s is an advantage as we do sometimes receive enquiries for under 16s.  Although this is a specialist role in eating disorders, you will also receive referrals from our two other non-eating-disorder practices. We are looking for someone who can work in-person at our offices in Glasgow city centre (although thre will be opportunity for some online work too). We also welcome applications for practittioners who can not access Glasgow but can see clients online. Anyone across the UK is welcome

How can we help you?

  How can we help you? * Want to reduce and manage stress, anxiety, panic, tension or pressure? * Maybe you experience low mood, depression or mood changes that is really affecting your abiity to do things each day or that might be affecting your quality of life?   * Perhaps you find yourself worrying about certain situations, such as being in groups or crowds, or think the worst or imagine that things won't work out?   * Perhaps you find it difficult to make decisions, put things off, go over and over things in your mind or find it hard to motivate yourself or get going?   * Maybe your health, or the health of others, worries or concerns you and you can't stop thinking about? * Perhaps you have developed certain habits or behaviours that help you cope or feel safe at the time but that you know are causing problems in the long term?   * It might be that how you're feeling or what you're thinking is affecting your relationships? * Maybe work (or lack of) is bothering you
  Health Anxiety.... What is it? Health anxiety (sometimes called hypochondria) is when you spend so much time worrying you're ill, or about getting ill, that it starts to take over your life. Some people might call you a hypnochondriac or that you are fussing over nothing. However, Health Anxiety is much more serious than that and it really affects someone's mental and physical health, as well as their social activities and work or education. It can be really debilitating and the current climate in which we are living with the threat of COVID-19 not only exacerbates Health Anxiety for those already living with the condition; it can influence whether others might also start developing Health Anxiety too. Which is why it's important to get support sooner, rather than later.   Here's some of the signs and symptoms of Health Anxiety.    Remember, everyone is different and we all experience anxiety and life differently. What's important to know is that, if it's affe

Join our CBT-T Training for Eating Disorders

 Join our CBT-T Training for Eating Disorders   We are excited to announce that one of my practices, Talking EDs (Eating Disorder Support Service Scotland) will be hosting a 2-day training course on CBT-T for Eating Disorders. This 2-day course will be delivered by Professor Glenn Waller and Alexandra O'Brien. Professor Waller will deliver the CBT-T training over one and a half days and Alexandra O'Brien will faciliate the follow-up review, support and discussion group meeting at a later date. Places are limited and there has been a lot of interest in this course, so if you would like more information or would like to book a place, please see the following Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cbt-t-training-for-eating-disorders-tickets-164483327059?fbclid=IwAR3_x856Cr2e8X5Z4N32fHuPrwpf535iRw5w2-A8-pffzlHIAlY-spd12kg You are also welcome to email me on support@eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk Best wishes, Alex Alexandra O'Brien Talking EDs (Eating Disorder Su