I’m excited to share the third in the Toolbox Series, videos offering easy and effective techniques to use when you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
This is called the Chest Rub. It’s a great calming and grounding technique and can be done anywhere, anytime you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
In the video I say, “Even though a part of me is feeling anxious, I know I’ll feel better”. Some people say, “Even though a part of me is feeling anxious, I completely accept myself” or “I completely love and accept myself.”
Try out different statements and see which one works best for you.
All of the techniques (or “tools”) in this video series are designed to help alleviate anxiety and calm you in the moment, but are not a replacement for therapy. If you are experiencing high anxiety or panic attacks often, I highly recommend finding a therapist who can help you.
If you have any comments, I’d love to hear from you. Please enjoy and share. I look forward to sharing more with you.
Debbie Augenthaler, LMHC, NCC, is an author and psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, where she specializes in trauma, grief and loss. Her award-winning book, You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope combines her personal story of devastating loss with practical insights and simple suggestions for healing. Join her Facebook community, Grief to Gratitude, and follow her on Instagram.