According to a major study conducted by the University of Cambridge, more than 8
million people in the UK suffer with some sort of anxiety disorder, with women under 35 especially affected.
It’s been dubbed the ‘millennial disorder’ and unlike depression where sufferers dwell on negative aspects of their lives – anxiety is based on future fears.
Anxiety manifests both mentally and physically, and those that suffer with the condition
often experience irritability, dizziness, nervousness, poor sleep, nausea and even
diarrhoea as their bodies respond to the cortisol washing through them. It can impact
their performance at work, and their relationships with loved ones.
With a comprehensive arsenal of 65 essential oils and calming blends, Tisserand Aromatherapy can help
provide anxiety sufferers with the support to take control; be it for panic attacks, social
phobia or general symptoms of anxiety.
Panic attack blend for mental and physical symptoms:
Orange, Geranium and Nutmeg.
Conf idence boost blend for when social phobia sets in:
Bergamot, Lemongrass and Geranium.
Happiness boost blend for when worrying and over-thinking start to take over:
Bergamot, Lemon Tea Tree and Nutmeg.
These blends can be used on-the-go to add a sense of calm, even on the most hectic of days. A few drops onto a pocket tissue and inhaled at any moment, or 5 drops blended into 10ml of Jojoba Oil and applied to the chest and neck in the morning.
Balanced breathing with Samra Vritti
‘Pair your aromatherapy treatment with some breath work’, recommends Wellbeing
Collective yoga expert, Sarah Eckersley. Sama Vritti is a breathing technique that can be used to help calm the nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety. When practising Sama Vritti you essentially match the length of each inhale and exhale.
Here’s how it’s done…
Find a comfortable seated position with your back straight. Legs can either be crossed or feet planted on the floor (if you have space, you can even lie down on your back)
Close your eyes and without changing anything you are doing, begin to observe the breath, following each inhale and exhale as it travels through the body.
After a few observation breaths begin to deepen each inhale, breathing in for a count of four and breathing out for a count of four.
Continue to do this for several minutes until you feel the mind and body start to relax.
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