Panic attacks: an introduction

Those of us who have experienced a panic attack know how frightening it can be. The symptoms (e.g shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, dizziness) can feel so severe that they can be mistaken for a heart attack or serious illness (or even imminent death). Having one panic attack can often lead to worry aboutContinue reading “Panic attacks: an introduction”

Another side to mental health

There’s a lot of bad press around mental health. What if I was to suggest that for some people the experience of a mental health ‘crisis’ ‘episode’ or ‘breakdown’ (terms that many people I have seen used to refer to their experience), is the very thing needed to take us to a new, higher levelContinue reading “Another side to mental health”

A closer look at Simran and Mindfulness

‘How do Simran and mindfulness differ?’ Simran, meditation, anything that involves turning inward is such a personal experience. So I am only talking from my own experience and understandings of what it means to do Simran, and what it means to practice mindfulness. I am definitely not an expert in either. Mindfulness My understanding isContinue reading “A closer look at Simran and Mindfulness”

Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness

Asking for help can make us feel vulnerable, needy and insecure, but let’s take a look at what it takes to ask for help: Self-awareness- you need to know there a problem in order to do something about it. Trust- trust in others and belief in the power of relationships- a very healthy psychological traitContinue reading “Asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness”