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Reduce your Anxiety - Christchurch Clinic

Discover how you can change your daily life - one small change at a time


Listening to clients discuss anxiety over the past 15 years 


We have found anxiety can have common symptoms 

  • rapid breathing 

  • endless thoughts going around in your head 

  • heart beating rapidly  

  • being unable to concentrate or focus

  • many more, as we have different experiences

Anxiety is very difficult to live with on a daily basis, medications may be ineffective for you or you may prefer not to take medications that can be addictive.

Layers of Anxiety & Stress Treatment


There are many layers of treatment involved

  • listening to you

  • making plans to handle anxiety

  • supplements that help you be and stay calm

  • improve your sleep  

  • discuss the way you react to others 

  • begin to see the positive things in life.

Treatment can be a combination of; naturopathy looking at supplements, diet and lifestyle.

Kinesiology to release emotions (counselling without talking).

Relaxation and quieting techniques that can include yoga asanas.

Relevant: Relax and Chill Out - Easy

You can also learn how to take care of yourself if you feel anxious or use techniques that once learnt during your consultations you can use for the rest of your life.

The Christchurch Clinic in Riccarton is a good place to start to find solutions to your anxiety, so  make an appointment today and start feeling different.

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Courtney tells how Kinesiology stopped her Social Anxiety

The Impact of Negative Thoughts?

Can you imagine waking every morning with a positive attitude – wouldn’t that be great.


ven though I’m naturally an optimist over the last few years I have discovered how important positive thoughts, positive language and being able to live a positive life benefits your health and the effect you can have on those around you.


Many of the people who come to the Pain Anxiety Stress Clinic in Riccarton are initially in such a challenging place even mentioning or encouraging them to be positive would be totally inappropriate.


t takes time to see through the anxiety or pain that they experience on a daily basis; several sessions are necessary to start to clear some of their problems.


Why is thinking positive, and to see a positive world around you important?



Research is continuing to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on our health.

The Mayo Clinic lists some of the benefits:

  • Increased life span

  • Lower rates of depression

  • Lower levels of distress

  • Greater resistance to the common cold

  • Better psychological and physical well-being

  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease

  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress


I'd like to add some of my own

  • Improves your relationships with family, friends and workmates

  • Helps the energy of not only your body but also those around you and each person you come into contact with

  • More opportunities may come your way – or your attitudes will allow you to see opportunities not obstacles.


How to Make Changes to your Anxiety & Endless Thoughts


All this information is useful and I’m sure you have heard much of it before. Therefore the question becomes, what do you do? 


The Big Problem about being able to bring about real lasting change is actually knowing or recognising that you are thinking, talking or acting in a negative way, as you go through your day. 

Relevant: Are you great at hanging onto your emotions?

Are you Emanating Positivity? 

As I said above much depends on how you are feeling and what is happening in your life. So this first step is a baby-step and that consists of Noticing a Negative!

Sometimes we are so used to ourselves and our behaviour that we have never looked or listened to ourselves. We have no awareness of where you are on the positive/negative spectrum.


You need to examine the thoughts; the self-talk that runs through your head, not to examine them too closely but just to ask yourself.

Are these thoughts helping you? 

Are they in your best interest? 

And don’t forget to congratulate yourself on you’re noticing. As knowing what you are doing that’s negative, when you are saying something negative or even having a negative thought gives you the opportunity to learn about yourself and provides the opportunity for change.

If you tend to have a negative outlook, don't expect to become an optimist overnight. But with practice, eventually your self-talk will contain less self-criticism and more self-acceptance. You may also become less critical of the world around you.

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