Simple techniques for relieving anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.
We are living in difficult times. Many of us are grieving or experiencing anxiety, stress, irritability, and feeling overwhelmed. These techniques are an offering to help ease some of these feelings. You can do them anywhere and it only takes a minute or two.
All the tools in the video series are designed to help your heart rate drop, your blood pressure lower, slow your breathing, and help you to feel calmer – giving you a better sense of well-being. As you watch these videos, you’ll discover you have some favorites. Think of them as tools you’ll have in your own personal toolbox.
Debbie is a psychotherapist with a specialization in trauma, grief, and loss. These techniques help her clients to feel calmer and more grounded and they can help you too.
* These tools are not a replacement for therapy.
If you are experiencing high anxiety or panic attacks I highly recommend finding a therapist who can help you.
Watch The Videos to Learn New Tools
#1 | The Alternate Hand Clasp
This simple, easy-to-follow video will equip you with a tool you can use discreetly, anywhere: the office, at home, on the subway. It will help to reduce anxiety and connect you with your breath in just a couple of minutes.
#2 | The Butterfly Hug
This method was created by EMDR therapists who worked with children in the aftermath a natural disaster in Mexico City in 1998. It’s a great calming and grounding technique and can be done anywhere, anytime you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
#3 | The Chest Rub
The chest rub is a great calming and grounding technique and can be done anywhere, anytime you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
#4 | Counted Breathing
This very simple technique will help you to feel calmer, more grounded, and present in the moment. By activating the parasympathetic nervous system you become more calm and in control.
How A Hug Can Help Ease Anxiety
Watch Debbie’s FOX 5 New York news interview with Jessica Formoso. See her discuss how a hug can help ease anxiety and demonstrate The Butterfly Hug.