I'm feeling unsafe

I feel uncomfortable, like my route out is blocked.

In the Moment

Move to somewhere you feel comfortable physically (e.g. your bed) or imagine somewhere relaxing and peaceful, then let yourself exist there for a moment whilst you recalibrate.

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Anxiety Empire Magazine

Anxiety Empire is a fledgeling publication with one simple message; “Mental health. It is not just an issue for the individual. It’s an issue of society, and how we live our lives.”

 

Each issue of Anxiety Empire focusses in on specific parts of society and modern life, and then explore how these affect and impact mental health. For their inaugural issue, they’ve chosen the world of media – you can order this issue online, totally free of charge.

 

If you’re looking for some further inspo, check out Anxiety Empire’s Instagram account.

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The Calmer You Podcast

Hypnotherapist Chloe Bretheridge is on a mission to calm your brain down.

 

Shhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Have a listen to her massive catalogue of episodes, featuring some fantastic interviewees plus suggestions and hacks for building confidence, being happier and ‘quieting your inner critic’.

 

Guests on the podcast come from the world of mental health, personal development, nutrition, medicine and many more – so there should hopefully be lots of these episodes that you find useful in some way or another.

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Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds

Meet Cliff, Emelia, and John. They’re all made it past the 100-year-old mark, and they’ve got a few observations to share about the years they’ve lived.

 

Learn how to appreciate life and let go of guilt and sadness in this short interview exploring the lives of three centenarians.

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How to Do Basic Mindful Breathing

Mindful breathing is a basic practise of mindfulness, to help calm down, focus or reset. It’s essentially slowing and deepening your breathing to regulate your oxygen intake, and trying to clear your mind of distractions and thoughts in the process.

 

Here’s one we’ve tried before to help get you started:

Sit in a quiet place free from distractions.

 

Sit up straight, close your eyes and breathe in through your nose whilst counting to 5.

 

Hold your breath for a count of 6. Then count to 7 as you slowly breathe out.

 

Repeat this until you feel calm and still.

 

All you need to remember is 5,6,7.

 

In for 5, hold for 6, out for 7.

 

Simple.

Talk

Mind Charity

Mind is a well-known charity that promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

 

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)