If you've ever found yourself overwhelmed with emotion or anxiety, this is a wonderful and quick mindfulness exercise that can help ground you and take you out of the negative thought patterns that can make the feeling worse. This one is created by Tara Brach who is a thoughtful leader the mindfulness and self-love movement.
There are 4 steps:
-Recognize what is going on; -Allow the experience to be there, just as it is; -Investigate with kindness; -Natural awareness, which comes from not identifying with the experience.
Mindfulness takes practice and commitment but can change your life for the better. If you are finding you are stressed or overwhelmed often and could use some guidance with tools like this (and there are others as well!), don't be afraid to contact a therapist. We are here to help.
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