How To Cope When You Feel the Walls Are Closing In Financially

I genuinely feel this is a very important topic of discussion,a s many people have been feeling the pinch from a financial stand point, and in some cases, to the point of near panic stricken states- where they have almost frozen on the spot and seized. I think this needs some discussion, or at least,…

Anxiety and Public Speaking- Taking Back Control

I’ve often observed that many people’s top-ranking fear is not death but having to speak in public. The joke is that these people would rather lie in a casket at their own funeral than give the eulogy. I know this is almost cliched, but seriously, when you actually take the time to think about it,…

How to turn off a panic attack with deep abdominal breathing

1. Put one hand on your chest, and one on your abdomen. 2. Inhale slowly + deeply through your nose. Try to direct the breath downward into your belly, so that it pushes the hand resting on your abdomen. (The hand on your chest shouldn’t move) 3. Exhale through your mouth, making a quiet “aahhh”…

How Can I Overcome My Fear of Impending Doom? Everything Seems So Complicated

I think that with fear in general, we need to actually take some time out to analyse and write down our feelings, and the ‘things’ we think are going to happen to us. I say this, as more often than not, when we take the time to, dare I say, relax, and really look at…

Management: Leadership And The Use Of Fear As A Motivator

There are many organizations that still subscribe to the belief that fear is the best motivator for its employees and that it creates a more robust and competitive entity in the market place. As an executive coach and psychiatrist for over 20 years I wish to dispel this destructive myth once and for all here.…