Dr. Sarah Jarvis
We all get anxious or down sometimes – it’s human nature. But for many people, their mood rules everything they do. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) works by helping us understand how our mood, subconscious thoughts and behaviours are linked. It gives us the tools we need to break our concerns down into more manageable chunks that we can deal with.
Safety netting is often viewed as a consultation technique (to ensure timely review of a patient's condition), but it is particularly important for conditions such as suspected cancer where patients may present infrequently and symptoms can be common and non-specific, such as pain or fatigue.
Various studies have found a link between exercise and alleviating stress. Physical activity causes the body to release endorphins, which will improve your mood and create a more positive outlook. Take a look at how you can manage stress through exercise.