What is a Flow State?

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What is a Flow State?
Why Stress Isn’t Always a Bad Thing – And How to Tap Into a Flow State Your brain releases a large number of hormones and neurotransmitters in response to your cognition. When you are in danger, this leads to the release of dopamine, adrenaline and serotonin to help make you more alert, stronger and faster. […]
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Why Stress is Really Bad for You?

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Why Stress is Really Bad for You?
You’ve probably been told before that stress is really bad for you. It’s something that is constantly rammed down our throats and we’re constantly being reminded how stress can cause heart problems, cause weight gain and generally cause all manner of problems. This is not news then. But what we don’t get told so often […]
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What is Meta Cognition?

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What is Meta Cognition?
Meta cognition simply means thinking about thinking. This simply means being aware of how your thoughts work as well as being aware of what your thoughts are doing at any given time. This is split into two different ideas: metacognitive knowledge (knowledge of your own thoughts) and metacognitive regulation (control over your own thoughts using […]
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CBT for Eliminating Stress

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CBT for Eliminating Stress
Whether you have normal levels of moderate anxiety, or you experience large amounts of stress leading to panic attacks and health problems, CBT is the number one tool for dealing with it. CBT stands for cognitive behavioral therapy and is the preferred tool for therapists trying to deal with all manner of different psychological disorders. This is partly […]
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Things That Impact on Your Mood

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Things That Impact on Your Mood
How Your Body and Mind Are Intimately Linked Through Your Hormones… In the book Calm Mind, Healthy Body, we discuss in detail the importance of having a calm mind and we look at how controlling and calming your thoughts can ultimately improve your health by removing the stress response. But did you know that this […]
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What is Fear Setting?

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What is Fear Setting?
How to Use Fear Setting to Become Fearless… You have far more control over your fear and your stress than you probably realize. A lot of us think that we are at the mercy of our brains and don’t realize that in fact we control the emotional response we want to give. When you’re stressed, […]
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Meditation Strategy

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Meditation Strategy
How to Get Started With Meditation… Meditation has a huge number of incredible benefits – it decreases stress, it improves the memory, it aids mental calmness and much more. And on his podcast, author Tim Ferriss finds that the one thing that most of his high-performing guests have in common is meditation. The only problem […]
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What is Mushin?

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What is Mushin?
How Martial Arts Use Mushin to be At Peace and Unstoppable… If you’re looking to promote a calmer mind and a healthier body, then you could do a lot worse than trying martial arts. This might sound like a contradiction. After all, martial arts are all about fighting – and that hardly screams ‘calm’. But […]
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What is an Anxiolytic?

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What is an Anxiolytic?
How Anxiolytics Work and Whether You Should Use Them… If you can control stress, calm your mind and avoid anxiety then you’ll find it has huge benefits for both your body and your mind. The stress response actually makes us stronger, faster and even smarter in the short term. But over time, this can place […]
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Panic Attacks

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Panic Attacks
Everything You Need to Know About Panic Attacks in Order to Stop Them… It’s one thing trying to improve your ability to control your own stress response so that you can combat anxiety and improve your health. But it’s quite another when you experience serious panic attacks that leave you crippled and that prevent you […]
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