This is a special edition of “Brandler Bits”. I was interviewed by the Friends in Recovery Podcast about dealing with fear and anxiety particularly during these difficult times. There are many strategies identified in this interview to help you to feel better.
This is a special edition of “Brandler Bits“. This presentation was done for health care workers on May 1, 2020. It addresses the issue of how to deal with anxiety during the pandemic. This episode addresses cognitive, behavioral, and experiential aspects of anxiety, and what strategies can be used for anxiety reduction.
Here is the presentation:
Here is the handout from the presentation:
Here is another easy breathing technique. It is called the 4, 7, 8 breathing pattern.
Watch the originator Dr. Andrew Weil demonstrate it:
A note of caution:
A person may feel lightheaded after doing this for the first few times. Therefore, it is advisable to try this technique when sitting or lying down to prevent dizziness or falls.
Use this frequently and regularly and you will be less anxious!!!
In this edition of Brandler Bits, we introduce an quick and easy anxiety reduction technique. It is as simple as taking a few breaths, and identifying sensory experiences–what you see, what you hear, what you smell, what you touch and what you taste. If you are feeling anxious use this technique and you will be much calmer!
On this episode of Brandler Bits, tips to improve your coping in this pandemic. These are all very straight forward, do able things that we all can do to improve the quality of our lives.
This episode of Brandler Bits, is an experiential one. You will get to use a progressive relaxation exercise in order to have less anxiety and fear in your life. Find a quiet place, and follow the directions in the exercise. Enjoy!
With all the reports of the Corona virus and lots of panic about it, I thought I would add a few thoughts about ways to reduce anxiety and panic.
- Undo your success?
- Don’t allow your self to succeed?
- Find ways unique to yourself to not get ahead?
- Continue to be stuck in this pattern over and over again?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then this Brandler Bits is perfect for you. Learn about self-sabotage, and how to stop this self defeating pattern of behavior.
In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, we discuss how the possessive word “my” is symptomatic of self centered behavior. Examples of this selfish behavior are given. In addition recommendations for change are offered.
Here are a few thoughts about being successful in going to therapy in this year: