These are a few of the tried-and-true tools to deal with anxiety, depression and truama.
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This exercise is good at distracting the mind, regulating the nervous system, and decreasing stress that elite athletes, military, and astronauts practice this breathing exercise.
Window of Tolerance
Finding your comfort zone
The Window of Tolerance is a tool used to describe the space where we are comfortable and feeling safe.
Learning the signs that you are either hyper aroused or hypo aroused, and then doing things that help you feel calm and safe, is the practice of returning to the Window of Tolerance.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Using the 5-4-3-2-1 technique, you will purposefully take in the details of your surroundings using each of your senses.
Strive to notice small details that your mind would usually tune out, such as distant sounds, or the texture of an ordinary object.
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Sitting or standing.
Close your eyes and relax your body.
Now visualize a bubble surrounding you.
Know that this bubble holds you in a safe, calm, and relaxing place.
You are free from harm.
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