88: Relaxation Breathing To Overcome Anxiety (Ch 1.2 of How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

88: Relaxation Breathing To Overcome Anxiety (Ch 1.2 of How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

Slow breathing relaxes the body which in turn relaxes the mind.

Being told to take ‘a slow deep breath’ is so cliche that it is often not even attempted. This is a shame, because it really does work …

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55: The Five Mental Health Musts!

55: The Five Mental Health Musts!

The following five things have done wonders for my mental health - they have become daily musts. In this episode I discuss why they have made such a massive difference in my life, and why you should try them for yourself.

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19: Taking a Day Off From Life

19: Taking a Day Off From Life

Zachary talks about his day off from life, spent in solitude meditating. No social media, communication, reading, writing or eating; just observing the mind.

"I noticed that my mind would throw up strong urges and emotions. I started to act on them before I realized that I was doing so. This led me to wonder (in normal waking life) how much do my emotions, thoughts and feelings control me? I always presumed that I lead them, but I think I am drastically wrong about that."

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18: Facing the Demons Of Your Mind

18: Facing the Demons Of Your Mind

"I am planning on taking a day off everything to just meditate. I want to see what my mind throws up at me, and what I am often striving to avoid. I will spend a day with out technology, talking, writing, reading or eating - with the sole focus of meditating and facing the demons of my mind" 

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13: The Fear of Silence & Moving Towards a More Mindful Existence

13: The Fear of Silence & Moving Towards a More Mindful Existence

Zachary reveals how he discovered his obsession with avoiding his own thoughts, the addictive pull of social media as well as how creativity can be stifled by too much external input.

"If you are always listening to other peoples words, you are always having an external person influence your thinking process ... by allowing for silence, you get to discover what you truly believe and feel about things."

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9: Using Meditation to Overcome the Trauma of Pregnancy

9: Using Meditation to Overcome the Trauma of Pregnancy

“The midwives wanted to send me home with some Panadol, giving me the instructions to return in two days when the contractions were more serious - the baby was out in six hours” - Maria Phillips.
On meditation, mindfulness and having a 'Calm Birth' ..."

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