Coping Techniques for Crisis Situations

Three weeks after Fort Cumberland closure, it seems appropriate to demonstrate how Forgotten Veterans UK (FVUK) has resurrected support to Veterans by moving online. The below post shows how the Charity has mobilised with both individual members and small team action groups stepping-up to assist and maintain Veteran’s wellbeing through engagement, involvement and good humoured military banter. Behind the scene, …

Mental Health Top 5 Tips

To complete my series of six posts on coping with Anxiety in a Crisis Situation, here are my top five tips. Adjust your routine for staying at home & practice guided relaxation. If the brain is relaxed, neither the body nor mind can become anxious. Use technology to maintain social contact but limit your access to COVID19 reports. Find new …

Psychology of the Mind

To understand anxiety, you need to examine the Psychology of the Mind and the Science of Wellbeing. The Mind has a tendency to overestimate the emotional effect of both good & bad events. Misleading intuitions can quickly become a focus of negativity. But our Minds can adapt and naturally find a path through crisis. This is especially so, if reinforced …

Mindfullness

Mindfulness can bring focus to ‘being present in the moment’ and ‘crowding out’ anxious or negative thoughts. There are many effective techniques that get stronger with regular practice. Keep yourself ‘grounded’ with a pebble in the pocket or a comforting wrist band. If home, slip-off your socks & shoes and practice mindful walking on your bedroom carpet or garden grass …