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Grounding Techniques

Grounding Techniques

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Following a trauma, it’s normal to experience flashbacks, feelings of disconnection or anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Managing emotions becomes increasingly difficult, and the mind may seem to be taken over by painful thoughts and feelings. The Grounding Techniques worksheet describes four skills used for controlling intense emotional experiences and regaining mental focus...
Coping Skills: Anxiety

Coping Skills: Anxiety

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The Coping Skills: Anxiety worksheet describes four strategies for reducing anxiety. Strategies include deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, imagery, and challenging irrational thoughts. These coping strategies can help your clients deal with anxiety when it arises, as well as contributing to long-term anxiety relief...
Deep Breathing

Deep Breathing

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Deep breathing is a popular relaxation technique that helps to control the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and anger. The skill is easy to learn, and provides near immediate relief from uncomfortable symptoms. As the name suggests, deep breathing works by taking slow, deep breaths, to trigger the body's relaxation response...
How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

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Jon Kabat-Zinn—a leader in the field of mindfulness—has described mindfulness as "paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally". Research has linked mindfulness with numerous benefits to mental well-being. The Mindfulness Meditation worksheet provides all the information your clients will need to begin practicing mindfulness on their own...
What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness?

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Mindfulness is a state of nonjudgmental awareness of what’s happening in the present moment, including the awareness of one’s own thoughts, feelings, and senses. Over the past decade, mindfulness has worked its way into the world of mental health because of its many benefits to cognition and mental wellbeing...
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script

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Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a powerful technique with long-term benefits for stress and anxiety. When practiced regularly, the positive effects of PMR can become generalized. This means that the reduced levels of stress and anxiety will last well beyond the practice period. Our Progressive Muscle Relaxation Script can be used to guide clients through the exercise...
Mindfulness Activities for Children

Mindfulness Activities for Children

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Mindfulness refers to a state of being in the here and now—quieting the mind and just being present. When we aren't mindful, it's easy to hole up in our own minds, thinking about all the little tasks and stressors that are waiting for us. We've written about how mindfulness benefits adults, but what about children? According to some recent research, teaching children about mindfulness can result in some big benefits related to attention, mood, and socially appropriate behavior...
Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness Exercises

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Mindfulness has been defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. This means being present in the moment, with a feeling of acceptance. Increasing one's mindfulness can result in reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression, improved concentration, and a number of interpersonal benefits...
Mandalas

Mandalas

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Mandalas are traditionally used in many eastern spiritual traditions as a tool to aid meditation. In western culture, mental health counselors often use mandalas as a form of stress relief, a tool for art therapy, and as a meditative exercise. We have used mandala printouts with therapy groups, during stress management presentations, and as a fun little handout to leave on waiting room tables...
Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

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Educate clients about deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and imagery using the Relaxation Techniques info sheet. This printout includes a brief description of the fight-or-flight response and step-by-step instructions on how to use each relaxation technique. We suggest practicing each of these techniques in session and providing this handout as a take-home reminder of the skills your client has learned...
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