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How to Distance yourself from your Emotions

By |2022-07-29T20:06:26+10:0029 July 2022|Blog|

Humans are very messy creatures. Unlike most animals we share the planet with, we’re self-aware and we have conscious thought. This is great when it comes to solving problems and getting to the top of the food chain, but not so great when it comes to dealing with our day-to-day lives.   Most of us [...]

Why Gut Health is Mental Health

By |2022-07-29T20:00:06+10:0011 July 2022|Blog|

It took us a long time to recognise the gut-mind connection, but now that we have, we’re finding all kinds of ways they influence each other.   The gut microbiome has been linked to everything from autism to Parkinson’s disease and even Alzheimer’s. But while we are still learning about those major connections, there are [...]

Is it Okay not to be Okay?

By |2022-05-30T16:38:27+10:0030 May 2022|Blog|

We often say that it’s okay not to be okay. But what does that really mean?   Some people might think that that’s a defeatist statement or that we mean it’s okay to give up. It could be open to interpretation, but in our case, we want people to know that it’s okay to admit [...]

How Reverse Psychology May Be Worsening Your Anxiety

By |2024-05-10T16:32:51+10:0019 May 2022|Blog|

Most people who suffer from anxiety know that the worst thing you can possibly do is try to force yourself to sleep. The more you worry about being tired in the morning, the more your brain rebels and invents new ways to keep you awake. The power of the mind is a double-edged sword. [...]

Has Your Company Led or Followed Mental Health in the Workplace Trends?

By |2022-04-26T09:17:57+10:0026 April 2022|Blog|

Twenty (or even ten) years ago, mental health was a taboo subject. While it was fine to talk about your deviated septum or a root canal, mental health was something to be endured quietly, behind closed doors. A mixture of shame, stigma and stoicism kept everyone suffering from mental health problems from sharing their [...]

Spotlight Effect

By |2024-05-15T16:58:37+10:0011 April 2022|Blog|

Are all eyes really on you? Many people have a recurring nightmare that they are in a public place, and everyone is staring. When they look down, they see they’re in their underwear. Or worse...  It’s very unlikely that most of us will ever have that happen in real life, but when you struggle [...]

What Does Being Mentally Tough Really Mean?

By |2022-03-15T10:50:57+10:0015 March 2022|Blog|

There’s a common misconception that mental toughness means the same as “cowboys don’t cry.” That people who are mentally tough don’t have emotions, or at least that they don’t show them. However, while it’s true that sometimes mental toughness and a “stiff upper lip” go together, that’s not always the case and is misunderstood.  [...]

How to listen well

By |2022-02-28T10:21:32+10:0019 February 2022|Blog|

Listening sounds like something that’s really simple. After all, we do it every day, don’t we? However, when it comes to helping a loved one who is struggling with anxiety or depression, there’s a lot more to being a good listener than you might think. Since there’s a lot of evidence that being listened [...]

This is my anxiety-story…

By |2022-02-19T20:06:33+10:0019 February 2022|Blog|

The founder of Return of the Panda, Fatimah Abbouchi, started her journey in mental health back in 2007 when she experienced her first anxiety attack. It was one of the biggest shocks of her life, as there were no signs pointing to an imminent anxiety disorder. Since then, Fatimah has greatly recovered and now [...]

Coping with Anxiety after being diagnosed with Covid-19

By |2022-02-19T00:33:04+10:009 February 2022|Blog|

As you might know by now, our founder and fearless leader here at Return of the Panda, Fatimah Abbouchi, is a long-term anxiety sufferer herself. Having recently been diagnosed with Covid-19, this had really tested her coping mechanisms. Despite how far she had come on her journey to recovery, her experience with Covid-19 had [...]

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