The internet brings all kind of news. Some of it is good; some not. Here’s something that ended up in my Facebook “mail.” I thought it worth sharing on the Network.
Mindfulness-based counseling and therapy is receiving a lot of focus today (pun intended). This brief set of instructions can be very helpful in not only bringing an anxious person’s attention to the here-and-now, but in helping them to control and redirect impulsive reactions that might only make a situation worse. (That one benefit alone is huge!) And, since we have five fingers on either hand, the count-down shouldn’t be difficult. The person who shared this referred to it as “grounding.” I’ll go with that. Enjoy … and share. –JDS
Tip to Help with an Anxiety Attack
Look around you.
FIVE things you can SEE;
FOUR things you can TOUCH;
THREE things you can HEAR;
TWO things you can SMELL, and
ONE thing you can TASTE.