• Claire Norris

5 ways to calm

Updated: Apr 3

Here are 5 tips for what you can do today or any today when anxious thoughts or stress set in. 1️⃣BREATHE 🌬️Let's start with the basics. Often we don't realise how tense our breathing has become. You have control over this - control your breathing and you send the message to the brain that all is ok. Aim to keep your breaths slow, steady and even all the way down to your belly. Colour breathing is very useful - imagining breathing in or around your body a calming colour, bringing with it a sense of ease. On the out breath, imagine that colour changing and taking away tension. 2️⃣Ground Your Senses 😌 We are being bombarded with all kinds of sensory input more than ever. The 54321 technique can be a great grounding method.👇 ✨Look around your surroundings and find FIVE things you can see, look at those things and describe them. ✨Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you, or four things you can feel - clothes on your skin, wind in your hair. 👍 ✨Acknowledge THREE things you hear. This could be any external sound. ✨Acknowledge TWO things you can smell. ✨ Take one slow deep breath. By using your senses in this way, you can help to ground yourself in the moment. 3️⃣Laugh 😃 Humour is a great antidote to anxiety. Spend an hour each day watching your favourite comedy show, or talking with friends, you can't beat a good joke with friends. 👍 4️⃣Plan✍️ Think of something you really would love to do, not something ordinary but something that really means a lot to you. Plan for when you'll do this, feel it, see it, believe it. Know without doubt that you can move beyond current times and better times are ahead, focus on that. 5️⃣ Book in a session with a hypnotherapist to learn some valuable mind calm skills for life. Claire 🙂 email hello@clairemarrontherapy.co.uk #relaxation #selfhypnosis #calmmind #breathingtechniques #mindfulness #mentalhealthawareness #calm
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