This is a guest post from Ryan over at Calm Clinic. He approached me a while back about writing practical advice for anyone suffering panic attacks and I think the below may prove really helpful to any of your guys who suffer from them (I used to as well – not nice!). Aside from diet, check out the Get happy page where you can work with me 121 to get over stuck like panic attacks and get uber confident!
Panic disorder is a remarkably complex problem. The hardest part about living with panic disorder is that it can be triggered by anything or nothing, and when you have panic disorder, often your panic attacks come from a fear of getting a panic attack – eventually becoming a cycle/self-fulfilling prophecy.
Dealing with panic disorder involves a number of lifestyle changes. The most important thing you can do is find ways to relax. Seek out less stressful situations, and see a doctor if you are worried about your health. These will all calm your mind a bit, and make it slightly less likely that you’ll experience a panic attack. But another way to reduce the severity and frequency of your panic attacks is by changing your diet. Continue reading →
Are you at the Jubilee? I live about 20m from the Thames in London but I’m actually spending this rainy afternoon in our flat, writing, playing, and watching it all unfold on the BBC.
Why am I asking you about the Jubilee? Because people asked me. And, I have to be honest, I felt a bit bad when I said I wouldn’t be having a garden party (I don’t have a garden) or getting up at 6am to camp out on the Thames to see the Queen.
It made me feel a bit guilty, a bit unpatriotic, a bit like a bad person. Continue reading →
Ever get that feeling of sheer panic come over you and not really understand at what point it all got so stressful?
As many of you know, last year I moved home to England after eight months in Italy, quit the family business (and my inheritance in the process) and moved to London to start work in the City, managing a small team of (now) lovely people.
So I got a job I thought I’d quite like, turning around an under performing team and making it a success. That was July.
Drishti (focus) is something people often forget about. Not just in yoga, but in life generally.
Anyone who’s ever done board sports knows that where you look, you go. I found this out one too many times by surfing straight in to someone because I was looking at them rather than my escape route. I’m still learning, it’s OK…
Focusing the eyes on one thing or point of focus calms the mind and body. I’ve talked before about how the brain gets bombarded with around 2m bits of information a second; it’s not wonder we feel stressed! Continue reading →
I am loving my daily yogasana and yoga nidra routine at the moment and would totally recommend it in a second, but I also know that it doesn’t appeal to everyone. You may have heard Mindfulness being thrown around all over the place though.
Mindfulness is currently ‘in vogue’ with the NHS to help combat OCD, depression and other anxiety disorders. Mindfulness features heavily in Buddhism. But what it is? And do you need a teacher for it?