“Having anxiety and depression at the same time is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends but hate socialising. It’s wanting to alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything and then caring about nothing. It’s about feeling everything at once then feeling paralysingly numb.” – Unknown
My 1 to 1 focused sessions can hep and support you if you need help with mood issues like Anxiety and/or Depression. These aren’t just mental conditions they are body known conditions also. For example, a child will not tell us they have anxiety, they are more likely to say ‘they have a sore tummy’.
Book a place on one of my workshops which are full of simple techniques which are easily adapted into your everyday lives.
Here are some tips to stay grounded, which may help you manage these issues on a daily basis.
- Feel the ground beneath your feet
- Music – Classical music can have profound positive effects on the brain. Mozart’s K448 Sonata for two pianos is helpful for reducing stress
- Breathing. Try breathing in through the nose for 4, pause, then out through the mouth, slowly like you are blowing through a straw for a count of 8. Making the out breath long and slow helps engage the parasympathetic system
- Hum. Activates the laryngeal muscles which can tone the vagus nerve and helps you enter deep relaxation.
- Chant. Chanting ‘OM’ also stimulates the vagus nerve and can encourage vibration into the guts and helps us slow down.
- Laugh. Have a good belly laugh.
- Socialising. Connecting with others is so important. Being solitary, lonely and disconnected from others severely affects our mood and health.
- Exercise. Walking in nature is a perfect way to reset.