Before starting this exercise, pay attention to your breathing. Slow, deep, long breaths can help you maintain a sense of calm or help you return to a calmer state. Once you find your breath, go through the following steps to help ground yourself.
Acupressure is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that may provide temporary relief from anxiety symptoms. Here are six pressure points that you can try on your own.
Grounding techniques often use the five senses to immediately connect you with the here and now. These techniques help you be more aware of everything that's going on around you.
Periods of disruption, like living through a pandemic, can be opportunities for breaking bad habits and starting new healthy ones. Here are some strategies to help you cope with an anxious, uncertain and hopeful time.
Uncertainty is anxiety-inducing for everyone, and people with existing anxiety have a lower threshold for coping with uncertainty. Here are a few techniques to help accept the unknown, and manage in these uncertain times.
With the world opening up, it makes sense that you might feel nervous about easing back into it. Knowing what's true about anxiety - and not - will make it easier to navigate the uncertain times ahead.
Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you feel relaxed? Breathing exercises can help you relax, because they make your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed. Try this breathing exercise to start.
Intense stress can activate the sympathetic nervous system, triggering what psychologists call the “fight or flight” response to perceived danger. The body releases chemicals which cause the heart to go into overdrive, pupils to swell and our skin to release sweat.
Here are some ways to help the parasympathetic nervous system return the body to its original state.