Thank you to April Sampson-Kelly for interviewing me for her Permaculture Visions video series. In this video we discuss permaculture design for the care of people. We touch on nurturing healthy and productive social spaces, and “holding space” for nurturing collaboration. We also explore the idea of horizontal organisational models as governance models for people care instead of hierarchical systems.
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 first episode of the series, Ben Habib introduces the ‘Social Permaculture Online Bootcamp’. With an emphasis on transmutation, this series will explore issues, problems and anxieties associated with the COVID-19 crisis, and draw from insights from social permaculture and beyond to think about how we might respond.
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 […]
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 […]
Jon Faine interviews Dr Ben Habib on Mornings, 774 ABC Melbourne, about Ben’s anxiety attack on live television and subsequent blog posting describing that experience. See Also: Ben Habib on […]
I am reflecting here on the worst public embarrassment of my career. Two days ago I appeared live on television on ABC News Breakfast to provide comment on North Korea’s […]