In Episode 2 of Social Permaculture Online Bootcamp, Ben Habib confronts the feeling of overwhelm that many are feeling in the COVID-19 moment. Ben looks to the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) framework for guidance, and specifically to a recent article “FACE COVID” published by renowned psychotherapist Russ Harris. Ben likes this model to help get grounded so that we can put one foot in front of the other and make the next decision.
In this episode of Better Thinking, Nesh Nikolic speaks with Dr Benjamin Habib about how a panic attack on live television became a turning point in his personal battle with […]
One of my most effective anxiety management strategies is regular immersion in nature. Being in nature allows me space to decompress from the tightly-wound mechanical beat of urban life. It […]
It has always mystified me how a noose came to become a staple of men’s fashion. It is ironic that the noose is the men’s fashion item de jour at […]
In my first mental health blog—What It Feels Like to Freeze on National Television—I discussed the impact of the TV studio environment in triggering my now infamous panic attack. In […]
“It is hubris to declare that humans are the central figures of life on Earth and that we are in control. In the long run, Nature is in control.” Charlene […]
Of all my writings reflecting on my life-long experiences coping with anxiety, this one is and will be the darkest. In previous postings I have described how I have coped […]
I’m tired. I have been wearing many layers of social armour ever since I can remember, and that armour is heavy. The biggest positive to come out of my TV […]
Many of the people who have emailed me over the past month in the wake of my panic attack on ABC News Breakfast have assumed that I have trouble with […]
In this blog I explore music as a powerful force in helping me not only to cope with my anxiety but also unlock some of the rarely-discussed superpowers that come with anxiety.
In my well-publicised blog post What it feels like to ‘freeze’ on national television, I painstakingly relived the excruciating emotional and physical experience of suffering a panic attack during an […]