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What is the difference between Anxiety and Depression?

What is the difference between Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety, dictionary definition:

A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. “She felt a surge of anxiety.”


Depression, dictionary definition:

A feeling of severe despondency and dejection. “He felt like he was in a deep depression.”

Depression Versus Anxiety by Harold Cohen PhD.

Advanced Mind Coaching definition of Anxiety:

Anxiety: The specific state of being in which a person can feel a variety of intense feelings such as mind racing, nervousness, tension and unease.

This precise state known as “anxiety” occurs because the subconscious, emotional part of a person’s mind is in a habit/practice of choosing to obsessively worry about themselves, their life, other people or the world around them in a specific way.

This anxious mindset habit/practice is predominantly related to the future and imagined future experiences and is generally beyond their conscious control.


Advanced Mind Coaching definition of Depression:

Depression: The specific state of being in which a person can feel a variety of intense feelings such as frustration, anger, resentment, injustice, sadness, low-mood, lethargy and ultimately depression.

This precise state of “depression” occurs because the subconscious, emotional part of a person’s mind is in a habit/practice of choosing to obsessively focus on “historical negative life experiences” in a specific way.

The depressive mindset habit/practice is predominantly related to the past and remembered past experiences and is generally beyond their conscious control.

It’s important to note that sometimes when a person is struggling with chronic anxiety, they can also experience feelings of frustration, hopelessness, sadness and low-mood because they are unable to perceive a resolution for their mental-emotional issue.

If you or someone you know would like more specific advice about this or any other mental-emotional issue or personal development issue, please feel free to contact us for a courtesy chat and one of our Advanced Mind Coaching Specialists would be delighted to advise and help you.

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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety


Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is an anxiety disorder that can cripple the mind into thinking that there is a clear and present danger when exposed to normal social gatherings or environments.  This anxiety involves the unreasonable condition that everyone is watching, talking, or laughing at you, even if they are people you have good report with.

Unreasonable Expectations

A person with social uneasiness is always thinking he or she will commit errors, look terrible, and be humiliated or embarrassed before others. The trepidation may be aggravated by an absence of social abilities or involvement in social activities/conversations. The uneasiness can incorporate with a fit of anxiety. As an after effect of the social anxiety, the individual bares certain social circumstances in unreasonable misery or may maintain a strategic distance from them to prevent critique. Furthermore, individuals with this issue regularly endure “expectant” nervousness – the pre-emptive anxiousness of a circumstance before it even happens – for quite a long time or weeks before the occasion. Much of the time, the individual is mindful that the apprehension is outlandish, yet is not able to overcome it.  Truly a war with one’s own mind.

Individuals with social anxiety behavior experience the ill effects of bad decision-making skills, including false convictions about social circumstances and the negative conclusions of others. Without treatment, social uneasiness can ruin all the important foundations of one’s life, like employment, education, relationships, and of course, physical well-being.


Individuals with a social anxiety issue may be anxious about a particular circumstance, for example, talking out in the open. Notwithstanding, the vast majority with social anxiety issues fear more than one social circumstance. Different circumstances that ordinarily incite uneasiness include:

  • Public eating or drinking
  • Group projects
  • Leading or giving directions
  • Waiting in line with crowds
  • Participating in team sports
  • Showing empathy in public spaces

It is not uncommon for social anxiety to be paired with other low-mood illnesses, like depression, OCD, or learning disorders like ADD.  It can often be difficult to treat social anxiety because it is not seen as the underlying cause for these symptoms at first glance.

Getting Help

You shouldn’t feel alone, if you have social anxiety, it’s the second most common form of anxiety in the States, with more than 19 million people who suffer from it.  It can be caused by a vary of different reasons, starting with your environment.  Those who have social anxiety are responding unreasonably to their current environment, but their previous environment could be why they arrived in such a state.

A traumatic event in one’s childhood can sometimes be why they act so guarded and apprehensive around others. This affects the mind by programming it to always be in “fight or flight” mode, which is not only unnecessary, but unhealthy.

If you think or feel you are struggling with social anxiety or any other mental-emotional health issue, it’s probably best to speak to a Mental Health Awareness Coach so we can advise you on the best course of action and treatment for you and your particular symptoms. We provide complimentary, confidential phone consultations for all inquiries.

It’s important realise that there are Advanced Mind Coaching Solutions that can provide permanent freedom from anxiety in 2 to 4 sessions.

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Mental Health Issues: Ending the Stigma

Mental Health Issues: Ending the Stigma


Come together

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at some point during their lives. However many choose to keep their condition to themselves rather than openly discuss it with friends and family. But why?

Sadly, in the past, there has been a stigma attached to mental health issues. From offensive terms implying those who are suffering are ‘crazy’ to cruel claims that the conditions are just ‘attention seeking’, there have been a number of ways those ignorant to the effects of mental health issues have criticised them.

Now, however, things are changing. In fact, a number of movements have been set up to eliminate the stigma related to mental health issues, such as the #TimeToTalk campaign set up by

These campaigns aim to express the fact mental health issues are just as ‘real’ as physical diseases and deserve just as much attention.

If you want to be a part of such a positive change in society, there are things you can do to change your outlook on mental health issues.


Understand how many people are affected.


A mental health issue is not a ‘small-scale’ issue by any means. Anyone you know could be suffering from anxiety, depression, or another condition that affects the way they think and feel.

By understanding the sheer number of people around the world who are affected by mental health issues, you’ll likely begin to understand that it isn’t something that can just be ignored.


Focus on the mental wellness of yourself and those around you.


Try to incorporate mental wellness into your way of life. When you’re happy and healthy, these positive vibes will be shared with those around you.

Understand the importance of taking care of yourself and looking out for your mental health. Others may begin to follow suit. Someday, through the influence of dedicated supporters, people may take caring for their minds as seriously as many currently take looking after their bodies.


Be open to talking about issues.


If you’re willing to talk openly about mental health issues, others may pick up on it and begin to do the same. Demonstrate mental-emotional maturity and don’t be scared of discussing any negative feelings you’re experiencing.

The more we discuss our problems, the more they will become widely accepted within society. We’re already on the right track, so let’s go the distance.


Look at things from their perspective.


Empathy is key when attempting to understand those with mental health issues. While it may feel impossible to completely understand what the person is going through, you may wish to consider the way they are actually feeling.

Try to be curious about their situation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. They may even appreciate having someone to talk to! Listen to their worries or complaints and try to make them feel as if you understand. Your efforts will be more than appreciated.


While these may seem like minimal steps, they can actually go a long way in influencing those around you and reducing the stigma relating to mental health issues. The key is to keep talking. Mental health issues are common, let those who are suffering know that support is out there.


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Letting Go Of Anxiety

Letting ‘GO’ of Anxiety



Releasing a White Dove

Anxiety has been getting a lot more attention in recent years, especially online. It seems that today, more and more people are open about their experiences with the condition, leading to an endless stream of support and advice that can help those who are suffering in their day to day life.

Take UK vlogging sensation Zoe Sugg for instance. The star has over eight million subscribers on her YouTube channel and has frequently used the platform to discuss the symptoms of anxiety and the importance of saying ‘yes’ to challenging situations in life, despite feeling anxious.

The disorder has also become a hot topic on the social site ‘Tumblr’. Thousands of users suffering from anxiety have used their blogs to educate others on the condition or create informative, encouraging posts that offer advice on dealing with its effects on mental health.

Thanks to this sudden attention focused on anxiety, many sufferers find they are able to put the advice they’ve found online to good use and do not let their mental-emotional health issues defeat them.


Take a moment to breathe.


You may feel as if there are things in life you’d love to do, but your anxiety is holding you back. It’s important to take a step back and look at the situation objectively. Take small steps in the direction of your dreams. Let go of your ego and be proactive to reaching out to others for help when you need it.

When you want to do something that takes you out of your comfort zone, focus on your breathing and take slow deep breathes in through your nose and as you exhale slowly out through your mouth imagine letting go of any tension from your mind and body. Repeat until you can imagine yourself completing the task calmly. Then you are ready to do it!


Keep your body active.


A healthy body can promote a strong mind. It’s a known fact that exercise can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, as well as having healthy effects on your body and sleep pattern, which can also result in feeling calmer.

Try aerobic exercises such as walking, swimming or cycling. These can also strengthen your heart, helping to reduce the ‘pounding feeling’ that is often a symptom of anxiety.


Make time to rest.


You may feel unproductive while taking a break, but that relaxation may be more beneficial than you realise. Being in a calm state can help to prevent feelings of anxiousness when faced with problematic circumstances.

Whether it’s taking a day to kick back and read a book from your favourite author, or doing some yoga and meditation or the simple daily practice of mindfulness, we all have our own ways of reducing stress. Do whatever works for you personally and ensure you’re getting the ‘me-time’ you deserve.


Reduce the pressure.


Many of us feel as if we need to work hard 24/7, yet it’s important to evaluate your options. Do you really need to take on that extra project at work? Sure, you may make a little more money – but if you’re suffering from a mental-emotional health issue, is it really worth making yourself feel worse?

Try to work within your set hours, ensuring your work/life balance is healthy. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, so don’t force yourself to do anything that’s pushing your anxiety to higher levels if it isn’t completely necessary. By taking the steps to let ‘go’ of anxiety, you’ll find yourself coping more effectively when faced with difficult situations.


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Knowing when to seek Advanced help?

Knowing When to Seek Advanced Help?



Conventional Treatment/Therapy V’s Advanced Help

Today, therapy isn’t just seen on television shows or utilised by celebrities. Due to the fact stigma relating to mental-emotional issues has reduced in recent years, more and more people are taking the steps to receive advanced help for their conditions.

Whether you choose state-funded treatment a private counselor, or an advanced mind coach help is accessible to anyone looking for a little guidance when faced with life’s complications.

Knowing when to seek advanced help is important, yet can also be difficult. Many people find themselves in denial, or perhaps they simply do not realise that a mental-emotional issue could be behind the feelings and behavior they are experiencing.

It’s worth noting a few signs that can often indicate if an individual is suffering from a mental-emotional issue. Once the condition has been confirmed, it will be easier to consider what advanced treatment options are best for you.

Firstly, it may be time to look for advanced help if the way you are feeling is causing disruption in your life.

Many diagnoses will elaborate on the fact the individual suffering with a mental-emotional issue will have found the condition to be causing significant problems. These may include problems focusing at work or school, or negative effects on their relationships or family life.

Regardless of how you’re affected, if you’re finding you cannot go about your usual routine as normal due to your mental-emotional well-being, seeking the guidance of a professional may help you feel like yourself again.

You may have attempted to solve the issues yourself, yet are finding your attempts are no longer working.

During the early stages of a mental-emotional issue, such as depression, many sufferers will realise something is affecting them and attempt to treat it alone. Unfortunately, as the condition worsens, you may find yourself less able to cope.

It’s probably best to visit your GP during the early stages of your symptoms. They can evaluate your symptoms and rule out any other probable causes and confirm that you are in fact experiencing a mental-emotional issue.

When you have confirmation that your symptoms are in fact a mental-emotional issue you are now in a better position to consider all your treatment options. Once you have considered all your treatment options you can then decide as to what is the best advanced help available to you.

You also may be feeling alone because you feel your family and friends are not offering the support you desire.

Often, people with mental-emotional issues feel as if their friends have abandoned them or simply do not understand. The important thing to remember is that this is not your fault.

Friends may begin to distance themselves from those suffering from mental conditions. This may be due to ignorance and the fact they simply don’t understand the condition or don’t know what to say.

Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference, so if your loved ones aren’t allowing you to open up, advanced help is another option.

You now have a choice between conventional treatment/therapy or advanced help.

Conventional treatment/therapy:

Conventional treatment for mental-emotional issues consists of prescription medication which at best is a poor attempt at masking the symptoms. More often people can feel much worse because of the many harmful side effects of prescription medication for mental-emotional issues.

Therapy can allow people to vent their frustration with their mental-emotional issues. Over many months or maybe years people may come to understand why they feel as they do. At best a therapist may offer support and advice as to how a person might learn to cope or live with their mental-emotional issue.

Advanced Help:

An Advanced Mind Counselling-Coach can provide unique transformational solutions to mental-emotional issues. They quickly help people get to the root cause of their issues. They help people identify and neutralise the patterns of thought in their mind that in the past used to generate negative feelings or habits.

The Advanced Mind Counselling-Coach can quickly help people discover and tap into their inner resources so they feel calmer, happier, more confident. They person can then begin to look to the future with optimism because they know they now have all the resources they need to confidently handle any challenges that lay ahead.

If you’ve found yourself struggling with, or you feel you may be suffering from a mental-emotional issue, it’s probably best to visit your GP first so they can confirm that you are indeed struggling with a mental-emotional issue, then it’s probably best to seek advanced help and discover how to restore, improve and protect your mental-emotional well-being.

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Discover how to let go of worry because you can!

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Writer Mark Twain

Your tip action for today is to think about something that you have worried about in the past that never took place. then proceed to let go of an unfounded worry.

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Can forgiveness set you free?

Wisdom, Tips & Support:
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
Irish Dramatist, George Bernard Shaw

Our tip for today is to forgive yourself for a mistake you made recently.

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Do you sometimes struggle with food cravings?


My name is Mark Walsh and I’m an Advanced Mind Coach.

I have been curious for quite a while about the alleged benefits of an ancient practice known as intermittent fasting for health benefits. Reference:

I have decided to experiment with a new healthy lifestyle plan that involves the practice of intermittent fasting, drinking just water alone on the days of my fast.

The good news for me is that on my fast days I have the necessary Advanced Mind Coaching techniques to easily let go of any food cravings and unwanted feelings without having to indulge them.

I will be running this experiment on myself right up until Easter Sunday. I will then decide at this point given the results of my findings on whether or not I want to continue with this particular lifestyle plan.

This is the basic schedule for my plan:

Monday: Exercise in the morning – Drinking water only all day

Tuesday:Exercise in the morning – breakfast-lunch-dinner

Wednesday: Exercise in the morning – Drinking water only all day

Thursday: Exercise in the morning – breakfast-lunch-dinner

Friday: Exercise in the morning – Drinking water only all day

Saturday: Breakfast-lunch-dinner-treats if I want

Sunday: Breakfast-lunch-dinner-treats if I want

I am not a nutritional expert and I do not recommend anyone else try this for themselves without consulting with their doctor first and getting the best medical advice.

For anyone curious or interested in my experiment I will keep you up to speed with my discoveries on my fasting days.

All the best,


No Food

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