A few weeks ago SRMGrandma recommended an online course being run by Futurelearn. I have just completed this and wanted to share how I think I have benefitted in relation to my PAF.
I suffer from slow PAF, usually under 80 bpm but with strong heart beats, which I get mostly in the evenings. I take Bisoprolol and Digoxin. Stress can be a trigger for me to get a PAF attack at any time.
Usually I am sceptical of most things alternative, complementary or New Age. However, I wanted to try meditation, which is part of the course. One immediate benefit was that if I meditated in the evening I was able to relax if having a PAF episode. The episodes have also become less frequent.
The course has also taught me to deal with situations that I know are likely to cause me stress in the first place. These techniques include avoiding multi-tasking and getting on with things rather than putting them off. I still have much to learn and will continue to practise.
The course was free and the materials will be available indefinitely. It is possible to interact with other learners. I believe they are going to run it again at some point and I would recommend it to anyone who thinks that stress may be a contributory factor in their illness. The meditations are very enjoyable.