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10 Things I Do to Stop Anxiety Defining Me

10 Things I Do to Stop Anxiety Defining Me

After dealing with anxiety for many years, the most crucial thing I’ve learned is that you can’t just let it win.    My wife sometimes describes me as “a warrior.” It’s not something I find easy to believe! However, on those rare occasions when I do […]

Tools for accepting emotions

Tools for accepting emotions

At times we can all use tools for accepting emotions. Emotional wisdom isn’t the same as rational wisdom. It defies logic and can lead us into trouble if we don’t learn how to temper the intense urges that accompany emotions. So how do you manage […]

How to fix a push-pull relationship

How to fix a push-pull relationship

Many of us have experienced a push-pull relationship. This is where the balance of power in the relationship is imbalanced. One person seems to chase when the other is pulling away and vice versa. All relationships go through a natural process of meandering along ‘power […]

How Lowering Stress Improves Your Relationships at Home and at Work

How Lowering Stress Improves Your Relationships at Home and at Work

Have you ever noticed how your relationships seem to suffer when you’re feeling stressed out?  It somehow seems like the world is pouring salt on your wounds, but in reality, it’s the stress that’s putting extra pressure on all your relationships.   The good news is that it’s temporary.  […]

Shower and make the bed

Shower and make the bed

Yep, shower and make the bed are the only priorities on my to-do list today. This may seem a mundane statement but for most people, having only two things to do in a day would be a huge source of anxiety and guilt – how […]

FitMind meditation training app

FitMind meditation training app

“A wandering mind is an unhappy mind” I came across this app in my quest to find better ways to be mindful and slow my busy mind down. This app created by Liam McClintock is excellent. He talks about how the mind is entirely responsible […]

Urbanista

Urbanista

Open to Talk? Open to Listen. Mental Health Awareness Gets Music Industry Boost Urbanista Collaborates with the Tim Bergling Foundationto help stem Mental Health increase amongst highest affected 15-29 year old’s Urbanista, a leading developer and manufacturer of lifestyle audio products are proud to announce […]

Do you feel stuck in a rut?

Do you feel stuck in a rut?

Are you in a rut? We all go through phases in life where we wonder what our next step is. We want to move forward but just don’t know how. It makes us crazy with frustration and a little bit mad at ourselves when weeks […]


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Handy device to reduce anxiety

Handy device to reduce anxiety

One of the biggest problems I have to deal with in my private practice is anxiety. There are many types of anxiety – health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

Generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety tend to be the most common and anxiety levels are rising. Life as we know it is inherently stressful and anxiety seems inescapable. Cognitive behavioural therapy works really well for anxiety as it helps individuals to challenge their thougths and not always believe their negative thinking. There are many strategies that CBT offers to help but we can always use extra help.

I have come across a brilliant device and it works very well. I can’t believe how effective it is! I have tried it and want as many people to know about it as possible. The device helps when you feel overwhelmed and need something to help you calm down.

It works by regulating your breathing and releases a calming scent. The clever trick to this is that you need to start off using it wheh you feel calm. This creates a strong association in the brain between feeling calm and this device. So when it comes to using it in a crisis, your brain will revert to it’s strong association with feeling calm. I have tried this product and it has worked for me. It’s incredibly effective. I was sceptical at first but I am really sold on this.

The device has an instantly calming effect and is portable so you can use it anywhere, at anytime. Studies showed that using myReLeaf 3 times a day, for 3 minutes each time, significantly reduces anxiety and worry measurements. It also helps to increase psychological well-being. In addition, the three methods of exhalation prolongation, relaxing scents and multi-sensory stimulation are well established anxiety relief methods.

The combination of focusing on your breathing, the vibration of the device and the lights that appear as you exhale, as well as the association between feeling calm and this device all contribute to a sense of calm. The practise of breathing into the device is based upon the principles of “classical conditioning” helping to create a mental association between an action and a feeling.

If you suffer from anxiety, you can’t be with your therapist 24/7 and this device would be a brilliant companion to help you feel empowered and self sufficient between sessions.

Click on this link below if you would like to order this product. I highyl recommend it!

myReLeaf Drug-Free Device for immediate Anxiousness and Stress Relief, Discrete and Easy to Use, Calming Effect in No Time (Purple)

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