If you ever watched ‘Happy Gilmore’, you might remember a couple of scenes in which Happy was encouraged to think of his Happy place in order to calm his anger so he could play golf.
Finding YOUR happy place might be just for relaxation purposes, or for those times you need to escape for awhile in order to put things into perspective.
In this ‘Find Your Happy Place’ Meditation to Ease Worry and Anxiety, I will guide you through a gentle relaxation sequence to prepare the mind and body for a deeper state of relaxation, opening your mind up for suggestions and affirmations, and anchoring the state of relaxation so you can call upon it in the future.
This is a mild self-hypnosis meditation that enables you to visualize a place you feel calm and safe, and here repeating some affirmations that you want to implement into your life outside this meditation.
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Guided Meditation to Regain Calm, Clarity and Confidence is a quick meditation sequence to improve your awareness to your natural breathing rate, and the sensations around you to aid in calming pain, worry, and stress.
When you are mindful of your natural bodily processes, your confidence in your own abilities can grow over time, aiding in bringing a sense of calm to any situation.
I hope you find this Guided Meditation to Regain Calm, Clarity and Confidence to improve your day and increase your awareness to the world around you.
Where is your attention focused when you are around other people?
If you have anxiety, you may find that your attention is so focused on either how you appear physically to others, or the potential threats in your environment that you lose sight of being in the moment, and learning from that experience.
Understanding where your attention is directed enables you to then implement ways to help you to focus on the task at-hand, rather than constantly being on the look-out for threats. That is not to say that you shouldn’t be aware of potential dangers, it is about helping you to recognize that where you direct your attention could make your anxiety worse…
Let’s take a look at Self-Focused and Environment-Focused Attention, and why this could exacerbate anxiety.
Join me in bringing FOCUS back to your life, and unlocking the potential you have always had. Finding Original Creative Unique Solutions is the key difference between succeeding in life, and being constantly disappointed.
Everyone has been rejected or disappointed in life; some have chosen to allow that rejection to ‘distort’ the way they perceive other people and situations, while others have chosen to discover new solutions to overcome their obstacles. Behavioural experiments are a great tool/solution to discovering that just because something bad has occurred, it doesn’t mean it will always occur. Truly believing this can ease any type of anxiety and cognitive distortions like over-generalizing.
Are you ready to try your own experiment? FOCUS – The Defining Difference between Success and Disappointment
Take a moment to relieve the anxiety that could be contributing to your panic. Try not to look for distractions, instead, remain where you are. Once the anxiety has begun to subside, you can begin to focus on your surroundings…
In this 5-minute Breathing Exercises to Stop a Panic Attack: Deep Breathing for Anxiety Relief, I guide you through a simple deep breathing sequence that you can use anywhere, anytime. At traffic lights, in break-time, just before you go to bed, or whenever you feel your anxiety is become over-whelming and may lead to panic.
I hope you find this 5-minute Breathing Exercises to Stop a Panic Attack: Deep Breathing for Anxiety Relief helps to reduce your anxiety; therefore, reducing frequency and severity of panic attacks.
You have probably heard about acupressure before. However, what about EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique? This relaxation technique incorporates the gentle application of tapping on 8 different acupressure points in the body, as well as acupressure points on the hand.
In this video, Self-Acceptance: Reduce Anxiety and Stress with Tapping Acupressure Meditation, I will take you through 5 rounds of tapping while accompanying the tapping with a Set-up Phrase and Reminder phrase to enable the release of suppressed energy and feelings.
This simple technique can be done anywhere, even if you only do one round. And at the end of the video, I’ll take you through a quick sequence of tapping on the hand.
‘High-five’ breathing is a great technique for children to practice when they are feeling anxious or hyped up. This can be part of their ‘mindfulness’ tool box that doesn’t require anything but their hand and a little bit of imagination.
‘High Five’ Breathing to Calm Anxiety in Children: Plus 5 Bonus Yoga Poses for Kids! is designed for kids to listen to in order to improve their ability to listen to instruction while carrying out a task.
The first part of this video takes you through a quick ‘High-Five’ breathing routine, followed by 5 basic yoga poses that the whole family can do together.
How do you react when you feel anxious? You might try to push past it, and just get on with things, or you might choose what you believe to be an easier and safer option, you avoid it!
Avoidance behaviours play a role in our survival instinct. We may choose to avoid doing something because we deem it to be too risky. The problem with avoidance in regards to anxiety, it actually makes the anxiety worse over time.
Let’s take a look at what avoidance really is, and why you may need to avoid avoidance behaviours…
Investigating what is behind a person’s concerns is one of the most crucial aspects for successful therapy. We cannot just jump into change without first considering what has come before it. This is why avoiding and dismissing concerns isn’t actually helpful, even if you think those concerns are not realistic. What is helpful is to acknowledge that they are there, then investigate if the facts support it.
This process ensures that YOU know when your concerns are justified, and when they perhaps need a little more light shed on them.
In this video, that is exactly what we will do. We will ask the tough questions, separate the different experiences for what they are, and sort out fact from fiction so you can confidently approach a range of situations with the knowledge-base of a true investigator… How to Challenge Fearful Thoughts in Social Anxiety.