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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Happy New Year! In this edition of Brandler Bits we examine the time honored tradition of New Year’s Resolutions. We identify why these resolutions do not work and lead to more frustration. We identify the strategies that will make your 2020 a successful year of change.
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.
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.
In this episode of Brandler Bits, we discuss how to deal with difficult people.
Learn about difficult people:
- Who they are?
- What you can do to handle them better?
- What you can learn about yourself from your interactions with them?
In this edition of “Brandler Bits”, learn all about the criteria that make up a 5 star relationship. Recommendations for how to improve your relationship are addressed as well.