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How to use breathing to calm anxiety

✨BOX BREATHING ✨⠀ ⠀ 🧘🏼‍♀️Evidence is gathering supporting the use of breathing techniques for stress & anxiety management. ⠀ ⠀ 📦I find box breathing a particularly useful technique as I can guide patients quickly through it – I’ve been doing this even on the phone with patients in the recent climate. ⠀ ⠀ 📦It’s apparently… Continue reading How to use breathing to calm anxiety

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Want to find your character strengths?

✨Last week I finally took the VIA character strengths survey. ⠀ ⠀ ✨Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality and effect how you feel, act and think. Research has identified 24 character strengths.⠀ ⠀ ✨Character strengths are different than other personal strengths, e.g. interests, skills and talents, as they reflect your true self,… Continue reading Want to find your character strengths?

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Want to become happier in just 6 minutes a day!?

✨“You can study gravity forever without learning how to fly" - @shawnachor, The Happiness Advantage. ✨Here my ramblings about my new diary created by @createurbestself which I love ❤️. It utilises concepts of positive psychology to bring positivity to your day in just 6 minutes! These simple steps taken daily can have such a powerful impact on your… Continue reading Want to become happier in just 6 minutes a day!?

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Here’s a method that is helping inquisitive minds to become more self-aware

✨You know when sometimes you think the world is just speaking to you!?✨⠀ ⠀ ✨I have that when I've never heard of something and then it just keeps popping up here there and everywhere! (there is some fancy neuroscience which can explain this called the The Reticular Activating System (RAS)). ⠀ ⠀ ✨About a month… Continue reading Here’s a method that is helping inquisitive minds to become more self-aware

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Book Review – Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett

I wanted to share this book by @marc.brackett with you as it highlights the fundamental importance of emotional intelligence and being able to connect with, name and communicate our emotions. It honestly was the book I've been most engrossed with for a long time. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAI-dgpHTf3/ If you do read the book (or have already read it) let… Continue reading Book Review – Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett