Relationships During Covid

On this edition of Brandler Bits we discuss how relationships have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many relationships have been strained, others have been broken.  Learn how to improve your relationship and make it one that can handle the next phases of covid.

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Our Resilient Year

On this edition of Brandler Bits, listen to how our resilience has carried us through the many obstacles of 2020.  Learn about the  4 strategies that will continue to  propel us to better coping as we go forward.

 

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The next steps in dealing with covid 19: challenge, choice, change

On this edition of Brandler Bits we address the issues of the next steps in our healing and dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic.  Tips and strategies are addressed in order to improve coping during this transition period.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exploring Fear and Anxiety

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.

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Anxiety Reduction during the pandemic

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:

techniques for reducing anxiety

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4 7 8 breathing pattern

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!!!

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Using Relaxation to Reduce Anxiety and Fear

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!

 

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Self Saboteurs

Do you:

  • 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.

 

 

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