Why breathing techniques are essential in overcoming anxiety
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Why breathing techniques are essential in overcoming anxiety

Breathing. Pfft!! How could breathing possibly help with anxiety? I used to feel so annoyed that anyone would even suggest the idea of using breathing techniques. “This isn’t something I have any control over!” I’d think with a roll of my eyes, “Don’t people know how paralysing the fear is for me?” It’s going to take…

How can feeling socially anxious, shy and awkward affect someone’s life?
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How can feeling socially anxious, shy and awkward affect someone’s life?

Talking about our self-doubt and our anxieties in social situations is still taboo. We tend to think we should be able to do certain things, like talk to strangers and speak up, just because other people seem to manage with ease. It can feel like we’re the only person struggling. Then there’s the stigma we experience when…

How to use the balanced breathing technique for anxiety
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How to use the balanced breathing technique for anxiety

Managing anxiety Your body’s response to stress is triggered automatically by a part of your nervous system that you have little control over. This takes you out of a calm and balanced state and puts you into a state of ‘fight or flight’, altering your heart rate, blood pressure and your breathing. This is when…