How to tune out the anxious mind and tune in to peace

To understand the mind it helps to remember that the way you think affects the way you feel, which affects the way you act and the outcomes you experience. So, changing the way your mind works can be the biggest factor in changing your life. Before moving on to more practical activities to reduce stress…

Out of your head–into your body

Sometimes, we treat our precious bodies as if they were merely vehicles to carry our brains around. The busy ‘monkey’ mind cares little if the body is tired and unwell or is being stressed too far. It presses the body to carry on regardless, often resulting in exhaustion and depletion. It gives little attention to…

Feel calmer in just six seconds.

Stress and anxiety can hit us at the most inconvenient times. But even if you only have six seconds to spare you can implement one of these five techniques and feel calmer.     1. Chew gum.  When we are afraid our bodies move into fight or flight mode and we are flooded with adrenaline, which can…

Quieten the Monkey Mind

The Monkey Mind There’s a voice in your head — call it the ego, the mind, the editor, resistance, the left brain, monkey mind — whatever you like. It’s constantly chattering away telling you all the things that are wrong with your life and all the things that could go wrong in the future. But…

Overcoming Fear

To be unafraid we need to examine where our fears come from. Nearly all of our fears can be divided into two categories Fear of not having enough Fear of not being enough These fears are often socially constructed by those who want us to behave in certain ways.  For example, the fear of being not…

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Quick tricks to calm down the mind

When you are feeling overwhelmed and panicky, everything you ever learnt about relaxing, being calm and finding peace disappears from your mind as fast as a bubble bursting. In situations like this it can be helpful to use these quick tricks to calm down the mind.

The Voice in Your Head

Everyone has a voice in their heads. They are all different, but generally they are critical of ourselves, others, or both. The voice in our head can cause us unhappiness – but it doesn’t have to. We can break this cycle with a few simple techniques. When we listen to the voice in our head…

Emergency Sleep Kit

The pain of insomnia cannot be underestimated. Things seem so bleak when you are awake, all alone in the dead of night. There are lots of techniques that can help break the habit of insomnia. If you have tried all the usual solutions and are still lying awake most of the night, you might be…