Anxiety is all around us and very much a part of normal life. In the early days of human evolution, our fight, flight or freeze mechanisms were vital to protect us from the many predators that we shared our lives with. Today's world we are much safer generally, however these mechanisms are still important in terms or understanding the level of danger a situation may present and reacting with the necessary speed when necessary. It is also vital to motivate us into action e.g. studying for exams, preparing for important meetings etc. However the sheer power and strength of this prehistoric safety mechanism can be an overwhelming force in our lives.