Ellie Goulding reveals she had therapy to combat crippling panic attacks

She opened up about her chronic anxiety in a new interview

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Anyone who has struggled or is struggling with anxiety will know how hard it can be to talk about - which is why Ellie Goulding opening up about her own experience in a recent interview with Flare magazine is so inspiring. 

Ellie revealed that she underwent cognitive behavioural therapy to combat her terrible panic attacks, saying: "I was skeptical at first because I'd never had therapy, but not being able to leave the house was so debilitating. And this was when my career was really taking off.

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"My surroundings would trigger a panic attack, so I couldn't go to the studio unless I was lying down in the car with a pillow over my face. I used to beat myself up about it.

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"There were a couple of times after I released Delirium when I was doing promo and thought, Oh god, it's coming back, it's coming back, but it didn't. I think my body has become quite good at controlling anxiety." 

Ellie also went on to talk about the pressures of social media, hitting back at slut shaming trolls who think the female body is something that should be hidden away. (Idiots).

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"I have been [slut-shamed], 100 percent, on social media,' she said. 'I work out a lot; I'm proud of my body. I put up a picture of myself, and people are like, "Put it away; you're supposed to be a good influence on young people.

"Young women should have the freedom to post a picture with no makeup and wearing a track suit or in full makeup and a tight dress."

Amen sister. 

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