3 ways to calm down quickly and reduce Anxiety
1. Calm down with bilateral tapping
The purpose of this exercise is to calm the nervous system and be more in your body, and train one’s own nervous system to remember what normal is like.
Sit comfortably in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
Keep your eyes open.
Bring the palm of each hand to the opposite upper arm. You are now hugging yourself.
With your fingers, exert gentle pressure alternately on the left, then on the right. Left, right, left, right, left, right.
Your tapping is like the beating of your heart.
If your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your tapping.
You can do this anytime you feel anxious.
The more you practice, the easier it will be for your body and your mind to calm down.
2. Feel the container – your body.
To feel the container – your body.
the body is the container of all our sensations and feelings – it’s all in the body.
When we can feel our body as the container, then the emotions and the sensations do not feel as overwhelming – they’re being contained
Take your right hand and put it here, under your left arm on the side of the heart.
And put the other hand on the shoulder.
This is just to get the feeling,
Notice the sensations in your body, not just of your hands but of what is going on inside of your body.
This helps us become aware of our container-our body.
When we can feel our body as the container, then the emotions and the sensations
do not feel as overwhelming – they’re being contained.
3. Feeling The Outside and Then The Inside of your body.
Put your hand on your forehead and the other hand on your upper chest, and then wait.
You can do this with their eyes open or closed – whatever you feel more comfortable with.
This is a way to just feel what goes on between the hands and the body.
Sometimes you will feel an energy flow, or a change in temperature….
Just keep your hands there – it could be just a few moments or it could
be five or ten minutes – just keep your hands there until you feel some kind of a shift.
Then take the upper hand and put it on the belly. – keep the lower hand on the chest –
Again, just wait until there’s some shift – till there’s some flow.
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