|Posted on March 24, 2017 at 5:10 PM|
When a person is confronted with anxiety, their body undergoes several changes and enters a special state called the fight or flight response. The body prepares to either fight or flee the perceived danger. RELAXATION TECHNIQUES Deep Breathing Breathe in slowly. count in your head and make sure the inward breath lasts at least 5 seconds. Pay attention to the feeling of the air filling your lungs. Hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds (again, keep count). You don't want to feel uncomfortable, but it should last quite a bit longer than an ordinary breath. Breathe out very slowly for 5 to 10 seconds (count). Pretend like you're breathing through a straw to slow yourself down. Try using a real straw to practice. Repeat the breath process until you feel calm.......Relax......