Given that we enjoy longer and healthier lives, why are so many of us suffering from anxiety? We do live in an increasingly competitive society. We are bombarded with images of ‘success’. Are we thin enough, handsome enough, rich enough, and clever enough? We readily use words like ‘success’ and ‘failure’, yet what do these terms really mean?
It doesn’t occur to us that these ordinary concerns might be a symbolic reflection of our anxiety about mortality.
In my work as a therapist I have come to understand that, often, underlying our deepest anxieties are...
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