Hot Mental Health How-Tos

How To: Stop a panic attack

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop a panic attack. Start by reminding yourself that you are having anxiety and do not get upset with the situation. Realize you are just having heightened sensations and that you are not in any danger at the moment. Don't close down, let your sensations run through your body and process the fear. Travel through the anxiety to become free of it. The act of welcoming will change your attitude, and let you flow with the experience. You can mentally feel the se...

How To: Use the shower to relieve stress

Sometimes we don't have the time or money to go to a therapist to have them help us manage our stress. Using a shower to reduce stress is easy with these tips. Get advice on reducing and managing stress in the shower in this stress management how-to video.

How To: Sit cross-legged for meditation

In this video, we learn how to sit cross-legged for meditation. Meditation in this pose will cause you to be far more relaxed and calm then if you were in an uncomfortable position. If your rear end hurts while you are sitting down, try putting padding underneath you so you are completely comfortable. Make sure your feet are tucked into your body and your back is aligned with your head straight in the air. Once you are comfortable, you can put your hands at your sides on each of the legs. The...

How To: Identify bipolar disorder

Almost six million American adults have bipolar disorder, which can cause severe mood swings, from manic depression to intense euphoria, on a regular basis. Although this condition is one of the more confusing mood disorders, this video can help.

How To: Overcome health anxiety (hypochondria)

In this video, we learn how to overcome health anxiety with Robert Taylor. People who learn as much as they can about their condition will most likely overcome it. You should know that there are millions of Americans that have been diagnosed with hypochondria, and you are not alone. You should also not Google your symptoms to diagnose yourself, you will most likely be wrong. Someone with health anxiety will most likely also have clinical depression and general anxiety as well. Doctors often h...

How To: Stop being a hypochondriac

In this tutorial, we learn how to stop being a hypochondriac naturally. Your first step is to put your worry down, and take control of your life. Know that the chance of you catching a disease is small, and you have a full life to live. Ignore your anxieties, fall back to the principles that you are healthy, and live a healthy life. The odds will be in your favor if you take it slow and focus on living a healthy life instead of focusing on the problems and negative thoughts. Don't look up sym...

How To: Cure anxiety one day at a time

In order to cure anxiety one day at a time then try to follow a few simple steps. Anxiety is a recurring problem, that pops up in the wrong times. There is no quick fix but there is hope for a cure. The first step is to take your episode of anxiety one day at a time. Don't always dwell on your anxious episodes and instead focus on the good times in between each episode. There are three thinking strategies that you can use to improve your anxiety. The first is to use visualization. The second ...

How To: Meditate with beginner meditation techniques

In this tutorial, we learn how to meditate with beginner meditation techniques. If you feel some back stress, try sitting on top of a pillow or something soft, and somewhere you can rest your back on as well. You want to sit where you're erect, so your spine is tall and firm. Rest your feet in a folded position so they are laying around each other. Once you are in a comfortable position, rest your arms to your sides and begin to breathe deeply. Imagine yourself in another place and your mind ...

How To: Meditate & achieve deep relaxation & awareness

In this video we learn how to meditate & achieve deep relaxation & awareness. Imagine you are on the beach and completely alone, nobody is around for a while. It's nice weather outside and you can hear the waves rolling in. The sun is going down and you are just focusing on your breathing. Take in four very deep breaths and with each one you will get more and more relaxed. Imagine your lungs filling up with air, clean and crisp air. Let your stresses go and then return your breathing to norma...

How To: Meditate with a guided journey

In this tutorial, we learn how to meditate with a guided journey. First, lie down and get comfy while listening to relaxed and peaceful music. Feel your muscles relax and let your thoughts be peaceful. Try to clear your mind when different thoughts come to your mind. Meditation will take you on a journey where your mind is completely clear and you are not thinking about anything. There are no stresses or pressures while you are meditating, it is completely your time. Relax your body and let t...

How To: Take a nap at work

Can you barely keep your eyes open at work? So bored you could sleep through the entire day? Seinfeld's George Costanza built a bed under his desk, but we'll tell you how to be a bit more subtle. Here's some tips on how to get a some quick shut-eye at work.

How To: Diagnose adult dyslexia

Dyslexia is an inherited condition that makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell - no matter what intelligence level. Dyslexia is most often charactarized by reading and writing letters backwards. Watch and learn how to recognize the characteristics of adult Dyslexia.

How To: Improve your memory with association memory games

Do you have trouble remembering where you put your keys or what you need to buy at the grocery store? You're not alone, millions of Americans suffer from bad short-term memory, but there are ways to help improve your memory. Watch this video to learn how to play some easy memory games that will help you remember things.

How To: Meditate with a visual guide

In this tutorial, we learn how to meditate with a visual guide. Begin my taking a slow deep breath through the nose and feel the air going through your body. Then, feel the exhalation leaving the body through the nose feeling the breath. Breathe deeply at your own pace and try to lengthen and slow the breathing. On the inhalation feel the coolness inside of the nostrils rising upwards. Imagine the air rising up into the forehead and going throughout your entire body. Imagine you are breathing...

How To: Meditate

In this video we learn how to meditate with Mikko Kemppe. Meditation is when you are relaxed on your thoughts and you're sitting in a comfortable position. Clear your mind of all of the stresses that you are experiences and then listen to the breathing going in your body. One of the benefits of meditation is that your heart rate will lower and more oxygen will go into your body. This can help prevent diseases that are caused by too much stress in your body. There are also psychological benefi...

How To: Overcome anxiety while driving

In this tutorial, we learn how to overcome driving anxiety. Remember that you aren't alone, a lot of people have anxiety while they drive. First, take a step back and think about the root cause of your anxiety, whether it's from a car accident or someone else who has been in one that was close to you. Next, you will need to set a goal to get better and not run away from your fear. You will also need to develop tactics to overcome your panic and learn things that can help you, like breathing d...

How To: Clear your mind

Most of us have unnecessary thoughts running through our mind almost every day. This video talks about spiritual power which helps to ‘Clear Your Mind’ of cluttered thoughts. The 5 techniques which help you to achieve this are detailed below:•Meditate consciously and focus on the way you breathe. Close your eyes and concentrate on the point between the eyebrows on the forehead. Observe the breathing pattern.•Go to a place amidst nature. Take a fighting position and chant the word ‘Jaya’ loudl...

How To: Manage your stress in five simple ways

Dr. Lin Morel discusses stress in an easy to follow format in this short OneMinuteU presentation from 2008. Her first suggestion is to breathe deeply. She follows that up with paying attention to your body and taking care of it. Then she discusses enlisting friends for support with the stress. Her second to last suggestion is to take time to be still and rest. Her final idea is to create a plan of attack for dealing with stress so that you are prepared when it comes up. These easy steps are g...

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