Colin suffered from a panic disorder caused by a malaria prophylaxes for over 2 years. During a behavioral therapy, he learned how to break out of the vicious circle of anxiety. But not only that, he also realized how to use the same approach to form new stress relieving routines in his life. A personal journey about anxiety, stress and happiness.
Colin Bien is research assistant, PhD-candidate and founder of True Fabrics, a sustainability oriented online shop offering fabrics from small-scale manufactures all around the world. He studied at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the University of Oldenburg and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He is co-founder of the student initiative Nachdenkstatt. Colin has consulted the European Court of Auditors in greening their procurement processes and was invited as an expert in the field of sustainability reporting in higher education by the German Council for Sustainability. He co-initiated the Sustainability Reporting Network in Higher Education, now HOCHN. By the age of 24 he and two friends founded Boom le Choc, a DJ Team that shared stage with numerous DJs from all across the world.
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