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Are you suffering from Health Anxiety? [ FREE PDFs ]

‘ Why do I keep getting headaches and dizziness, what if the doctor missed something? Why did he tell me to come back if there is nothing wrong?’ Are those thoughts familiar? Do you get so anxious that you keep getting out for bed and search the web for answers? Do you search the web […]

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A Conversation With The Bored Teen: Bullying Part 1

Welcome back! Over the next 2 weeks we will be inviting you in to see a typical conversation I have with my younger clients during our sessions. This week we are focusing on girl on girl bullying and the pressures teen girls face to fit in. It will continue next week and dive into how […]

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Lesley Shearer: How to Accept A Panic Attack

Hello! So what makes a panic attack acceptable is that it feels uncomfortable, and is not TORTURE (that would be someone pouring hot water down your back!) even if it feels that way. Do you see the difference? Uncomfortable yes, torture no. If it fills you with dread, then you know it is the negativity […]

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The Bored Teen: Anxiety or Anger? [ Free PDFs ]

Hi Lesley, Is anxiety causing my anger between the devil and the deep blue sea? This week has been really bad for me, nothing has went my way! When my friends change plans or if something comes up unexpectedly, I lose it! I can’t cope with it. I am now getting really really angry! The anger […]

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Lesley Shearer: To The Bored Teens Parents

Hi This week I am speaking to the parents of the bored teen. I have been helping individuals and parents handle the many challenges that anxiety and worry can bring into your life. What I can say is this – “Whatever issues you or your teen are facing right now they most likely stem from […]

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Lesley Shearer: Thinking Styles

Dear Teen, You are a nervous wreck! And it sounds like all this worry is having a huge impact on your daily life. To some extent, everyone in the world has negative thoughts, sometimes though unpleasant, it is perfectly normal. And the good news is: the thought will pass. One of the faulty thinking styles […]

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The Bored Teen: Worry, Worry, Worry!

Lesley, I spoke to you a few weeks ago about feeling terrified. I worry, worry & worry. It is all I do, all day everyday! I get so scared of general life. I worry about failing my exams. I worry about what I say to my friends. I even have to rehearse what I am […]

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Lesley Shearer: Dealing with Exam Stress

Dear Teen, Many teachers & family members, even parents believe that if they scare you a little by saying statements like “If you do not get good results you will not get a good career or job“. But, it sounds like they just don’t realise the increased pressure you are feeling because of this! Tip […]

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Lesley Shearer: Dealing With Exam Stress

Dear Teen, Many teachers & family members, even parents believe that if they scare you a little by saying statements like “If you do not get good results you will not get a good career or job“. But, it sounds like they just don’t realise the increased pressure you are feeling because of this! Tip […]

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The Bored Teen: Exam Stress

Dear Lesley, Me again. I’ve been using your negativity bias technique and it is slowly but surely working. When the dread kicks in, I just keep telling myself that I am ok over and over again. It soon passes. I have been up late at night recently. It is coming up to exam time and […]

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Lesley Shearer: Overcoming Feelings of Dread

Dear Teen, I can really relate to your feelings of dread in the early hours of the morning… You will be surprised to hear this was one of the reasons I decided to become a therapist. I thought “there must be a better way to wake in the morning“. I also used to suffer with […]

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The Bored Teen: Feelings of Dread

Dear Lesley. I used to feel so care free but since becoming a teenager things have changed. I worry about everything! Do you know what it feels like when my anxiety strikes at 04:20 am 😕? Let me tell you… Once I am awake there is no going back. One thought enters my mind and […]

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Introducing Lesley Shearer..

Hello, My Name is Lesley Shearer and as you have probably saw on my website, I specialise in Anxiety disorders. I want to help you get your life back as I know what you are going through. Over the past 17 years I have helped thousands of people with panic attacks and anxiety. The whole […]

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