I can't get enough of Stanford Neuroscientist Dr Andrew Huberman's research. It really supports many of the strategies I use with clients to help with their anxiety and panic attacks.
For example, meditation and breathing exercises can help people to teach their nervous systems "to be comfortable in uncomfortable states" (Dr Andrew Huberman), putting their brain in an optimal state to function.
The trouble is, so many say they don't have time to do this. However, research shows that the recommended 'dose' for meditation/breathing exercises is just 13 minutes a day.
Check out Dr Huberman's fascinating video here.
If you need some breathing exercises, I have plenty here.
I hope you find this useful, and I hope you manage to carve out that all-important 13 minutes each day. But if you sometimes don't manage to, be kind to yourself and try to understand rather than judge.
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist, author of Beyond the Blue, and LGBTQ+ advocate