Category Archives: Anxiety/Panic!

‘Have an adult tantrum’: 40 tips to help your mental health during lockdown

My July 15th 2021 Blog entry from my newsletter was used as content on social media to help more people cope with Covid19. The post caught the eye of a journalist and I was interviewed for this article that was published a few days ago online at the ABC Australian News Website.
https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/things-to-do-help-mental-health-during-covid-lockdown/100388366

It is very important to do the things that help free the build up of stress and trauma in your body. Positive thinking and distraction is not enough. This is a real world wide trauma occurring and your body is reacting on a daily basis. With each restriction or lockdown the stress multiplies if it is not adequately released in an ongoing way.

Don’t wait until your body hits overload to do something about it. Do something everyday. The list in the article is a good way to keep on top of the creeping stress build up. A few people have asked me to create a pdf of this list so they can check items off. It is on my to do list.

The two core health essentials during a lockdown for your mental health.

Exercise (Movement) and Meditation (Stillness) The two core health essentials during a lockdown for your mental health. Today’s message is a simple way of maintaining a good habit for your mental health through lockdowns and other trauma effects of Covid19. Exercise and meditation go together. If you do one but not the other, you areContinue Reading

Freeing your Covid19 Lockdown Trauma

The previous post focused with a trauma lens on the effects of a lockdown to your health. It can be very traumatic. In this post we look at what to do to undo those effects, even during a lockdown. As you feel the stress in your body build, some of it can turn into aContinue Reading

Corona Virus – Will it traumatise you?

“Research shows that whether or not a person develops PTSD has more to do with the person’s ability to cope with stress than the event itself.” Susanne Babbel, Phd – Heal the Body, Heal the Mind (2018) What the world is experiencing right now with this virus spreading is a very heavy traumatic experience forContinue Reading

The Stress and Trauma of Modern Times

“Mindfulness involves paying attention to something, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally….You actually have to tell your brain that is your intention. It won’t know what you’re doing, and it will priorities its activities based on your emotions or your mental energy or your physical needs.” Stan Rodski, The NeuroscienceContinue Reading

Your body – the door way to greater health

“The remnants of pain left behind by every strong negative emotion that is not fully faced, accepted and then let go of, join together to form an energy field that lives in the very cells of your body.” (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, 2005) Last week I quoted from Eckhart’s book that preceded The PowerContinue Reading

Healing the effects of Bullying at School

A strong traumatic event from the past that clients often share is being bullied and teased at school. This can have such a strong effect on people’s lives later on. Many clients will say just how much bullying affected them in their lives. There has been more focus on this issue in the recent pastContinue Reading

Healing Trauma Naturally

One of my specialty areas in my therapeutic work is helping with healing trauma. Traumas that are anxiety and panic creating within you that won’t switch off. Many people have such places within them, reactions that can’t be switched off easily and that can be triggered at the slightest hint of an unsafe situation orContinue Reading

“Learn to live with it”

I’ve heard this line many times. A statement made by well meaning therapists to clients of mine who were seeing such people in the past. I heard this line again recently from a client referring to a friend of theirs who had been seeing a psychologist and getting CBT for their anxiety. “Learn to liveContinue Reading