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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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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Inconvenient Not Tragic

In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, learn about the phrase “Inconvenient Not Tragic”.  The phrase give us all some perspective on recognizing the hassles and inconveniences of daily life .  By being grateful that these things are NOT tragedies, we can change how we see these issues.

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Are you SAD

In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD).  SAD is depression which has seasonal components.  Many people in the northeast have symptoms of SAD without having the diagnosis.  Identify strategies to improve SAD.

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Deadicated

On this edition of Brandler Bits  learn how dedication to work can make you “deadicated”.  Strategies are identified in order to put more balance into your life and prioritize what is most important.

 

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Back to School Jitters

This episode of Brandler Bits, is a special edition.  With the new school year upon us, it is timely to address the issue of “Back to School Jitters”.  With that in mind, listen to this interview.  I think it is very practical and useful for any parent who has a child returning to school.

 

 

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