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Empty Nest Syndrome - hitting sooner than you thought?

Empty Nest Syndrome - hitting sooner than you thought?

Empty nest syndrome (ENS) has long been associated with parents, particularly mothers, whose children have reached an age where they are ready to leave home.  It is thought to lead to feelings of grief, loneliness and changes in relationships between spouses. It signifies the end of that particular stage in life.

Psychologist, Alexandra Barnett discusses the symptoms of ENS and how it can effect us a lot earlier than we might expect.

You can ride the wave of anxiety & panic

You can ride the wave of anxiety & panic

The less you engage with the feelings of anxiety, the quicker the will go. Noticing the feeling, labelling it and then carrying on in spite of it, means you are not fuelling it further but allowing it to run its natural course. The feelings will go if you learn to ride them rather than fight them.