Anxiety Reduction during the pandemic

This is a special edition of “Brandler Bits“. This  presentation  was done for health care workers on May 1, 2020.  It addresses the issue of how to deal with anxiety during the pandemic.  This episode addresses cognitive, behavioral, and experiential aspects of anxiety, and what strategies can be used for anxiety reduction.

Here is the presentation:

 

Here is the handout from the presentation:

techniques for reducing anxiety

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4 7 8 breathing pattern

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!!!

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Anxiety reduction is as easy as 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

In this edition of Brandler Bits, we introduce an quick and easy anxiety reduction technique.  It is as simple as taking a few breaths, and identifying sensory experiences–what you see, what you hear, what you smell, what you touch and what you taste.  If you are feeling anxious use this technique and you will be much calmer!

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Self Saboteurs

Do you:

  • Undo your success?
  • Don’t allow your self to succeed?
  • Find ways unique to yourself to not get ahead?
  • Continue to be stuck in this pattern over and over again?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then this Brandler Bits is perfect for you.  Learn about self-sabotage, and how to stop this self defeating pattern of behavior.

 

 

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Mine Mine Mine

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.

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Irresolution-resolutions often fail

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.

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Inconvenient Not Tragic

In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, learn about the phrase “Inconvenient Not Tragic”.  The phrase give us all some perspective on recognizing the hassles and inconveniences of daily life .  By being grateful that these things are NOT tragedies, we can change how we see these issues.

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Are you SAD

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.

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Deadicated

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.

 

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