I’m Lucy Smith, I’m part of a very close family and love to travel and explore new places. When I was 11 I started playing Bowls and have done ever since. I wasn’t very academic in school and didn’t find it very enjoyable as I struggled with social skills. I had confidence and belief issues and had suffered with anxiety, holding me back from doing anything alone including driving or shopping. This began to have a negative impact on my life.
The day came where I had a severe panic attack in a supermarket after my sister had left me alone. That was the day that I knew something was wrong and I had to get professional help as I didn’t know how to change how I was feeling. I was referred to a counsellor that I started seeing once a week, she diagnosed me with severe anxiety and depression and recommended a personal development book on Mindfulness. I found the book very overwhelming in the current state I was in so I never read it. Fortunately, it did make me interested in personal development and I began to do my own research.
So I started reading, listening to positive audios, meditating, visualising and being grateful. Before I knew it I had a variety of personal development habits that were helping me to manage my anxiety and depression. I created a morning routine of them all and committed the first hour of every day to this morning routine. This is something I have consistently stuck with ever since.
Once I had completely transformed the way I was feeling I knew that it was my purpose in life to help others with the same struggles. I didn’t know who to turn to when I was at my lowest and it is my purpose to become the person you turn to when you need someone most.
Lucy is the author of Stand Up To Anxiety, available on Amazon.
Stand Up To Anxiety is a must read self-help book for anyone struggling with anxiety. It is an informative, easy to read guide drawing on the author’s own experience of anxiety.
This book is for you if you are struggling with anxiety and panic attacks, wondering where it came from and how to change it.
Inside you will find:
- How to understand your anxiety
- Exercises to calm a panic attack
- Techniques to overcome fear
- Daily habits that help to manage anxiety
- Practical strategies for when anxiety is triggered
- How to create your own anxiety toolkit
- 40 exercises to guide you through the process
- And so much more
Stand Up To Anxiety will show you how to understand your anxiety, learn daily habits and create a toolkit to successfully manage your anxiety.
Lucy is a certified Life Coach in anxiety, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has a practitioner membership with the Complementary Therapists Accredited Association.
Lucy uses her own personal experiences, tried and tested methods and Cognitive Behavioural Techniques to support you with your anxiety.