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Why we’re addicted to reality TV

Why we’re addicted to reality TV

Have you ever stopped to wonder why we’re addicted to reality TV? People can’t seem to get enough of it. This is clear by the increasing amount of reality TV shows appearing in the media. There is a psychological reason for our avid interest in […]

Pet Hacks: 5 Ways To Make Your Road Trip With Your Dog Stress-Free

Pet Hacks: 5 Ways To Make Your Road Trip With Your Dog Stress-Free

Time to hit the road? Far from setting off into the sunset and enjoying a relaxing journey, travelling with a dog can be a fur-raising experience. Fear peeing, puking and pooing; shaking, barking, whining and whimpering. Yeah, safe to say that hitting route 66 quickly […]

Day 1 Cystic Fibrosis and Mycobacterium Abscessus

Day 1 Cystic Fibrosis and Mycobacterium Abscessus

I’ve been in two minds regarding blogging about my latest health issues. I decided it might be useful to someone else and I know I struggled to find personal accounts when I first googled Cystic Fibrosis and Mycobacterium Abscessus. I flew to Phuket, in Thailand […]

Dogs are great for mental health

Dogs are great for mental health

There are many stories of how dogs are great for mental health. In fact many animals can be excellent for mental health. Spending time with animals releases oxytocin – a feel good hormone. I have become allergic to my Yorkshire Terrier and miss him so […]

Dare to be different

Dare to be different

Our genetic programming tells us to fit in and be popular. When you dare to be different, you go against your evolutionary programming. As caveman running around in the plains of Africa, we needed to fit in a be liked. It was a big deal […]

Why Hemp CBDs Are Popular in Alternative Medicine

Why Hemp CBDs Are Popular in Alternative Medicine

Although natural remedies and alternative medicine have been growing in popularity over the past several decades, nothing has inspired more hope than cannabinoids which have literally exploded onto the market. Unfortunately, that fame brings along a lot of misinformation and misconceptions as to the risks […]

One in a million

One in a million

When you think of the phrase, “one in a million” what doe sit make you think of? Do you think of something special and unique? Something or someone that is set apart and is special in some way? The other way to think about the […]

What is emotional detachment?

What is emotional detachment?

Sometimes life gets so tough that the only way to cope is to shut down emotionally. Emotional detachment is the same as going into ‘autopilot’. You’re going through the motions but you are detached and not really feeling anything. It’s a defence mechanism to avoid […]


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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)

Mandy X


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