Stress Release (Fast)- Anxiety Reduction Technique (Anxiety Skills #19)


Give me two minutes and I’ll show you
something about stress. so stress is the physical aspect of anxiety, the fear
emotion. Stress is how anxiety shows up in our bodies. It comes with things like
an increased heart rate, shallow breathing, muscle tension, stomach
problems and headaches. So take a second right now and check your back and
shoulders do you feel any tension there? Odds are good that you do so go ahead
and relax. No really, relax. Relax! Now for most of you this did not work it most
likely actually made things worse so now you may be feeling stressed out about
feeling stressed out this is the paradox of emotions the more we try to make them
go away the more we magnify them but all is not lost that does not mean that we
are powerless over our emotions we just have to go in the back door sometimes so
try this instead notice an area of your body that’s feeling tense
it may be your shoulders or your face or your back or your hands now I’m going to
ask you to lean into that tension so with the shoulders example I want you to
try to exaggerate that tension pull them up hard and tight around your ears
clench and harden those muscles really feel those muscles tighten and hold it
for five seconds it helps if you scrunch your face okay now soften those muscles
breathe out let’s do it one more time
tense tighten. Now check in with your shoulders. For most people this helps
them soften and relax those muscles in a way that they weren’t able to do by just
trying to relax. And that’s the curious thing with emotions they don’t respond
well to being dismissed ignored or avoided. Often they’re just asking to be
noticed or acknowledged it’s like our stress is saying “hey just notice me for
a second and then I’ll move on” but when we are constantly trying to keep our
emotions at arm’s length our emotions act more like a toddler saying” Mom mom mom mom!” “what?” and
when you finally give them your attention they say “I went potty on the potty” And you say “Oh good
job you’re the best” and the kid moves on now if we really want to have choice
with our emotions we have to be willing to spend a second and lean into them.
Comment below what are the emotions you’re most afraid to sit with for a
second . Thanks for watching and take care! I’m excited to announce my upcoming
course called “How to Help: Powerful tools to help when someone you love struggles
with mental health” I’ll be including some videos here but the full course is
on udemy.com and is going to include over 40 instructional videos outlining
specific ways to help someone with depression anxiety or other mental
health concerns

15 thoughts on “Stress Release (Fast)- Anxiety Reduction Technique (Anxiety Skills #19)

  1. THANKS🤶💏,I do it and it WORKS..🕺
    I NEED to do that in those "before Christmastimes" ,HOMELESS and without money..
    I have food to eat,WARM coffe ,clean water to drink and good warm clothrs..
    It's STRESSFUL times beause EVIL narcs betrayals,,smearcampaigns,TRIANGULATIONS and backstabbing which result I lost EVERYHING -a RUIN and GROUND ZERO now..
    But I WONT give up in ROUHGT and HARD times 💪💙,and in Europe is in a CRUEL bloody CIVILWAR..🙏😢🙏
    Here in cold DARK Norway is peacefully .💏💜💏

  2. Today I realized that I have a lot of "tension" in my teeth. So I gave my gums a good rub with my fingers and I felt a lot more awake. I think a lot of pain remains in the teeth/gums, so massaging them can release tension in other parts of the body.

  3. the worst is stress & physical pain in my pelvic floor.. i tried this technique and it helps but doesn’t fully release. even when i acknowledge the stress it just stays there, when before it would go away in a few seconds or minutes

  4. Fear and terror xx I've got that "nervous illness" state Dr Claire weekes talks about – fear of one's own feelings/symptoms x I'm going through a breakdown at present and the fear waves are massive xx

  5. Showing irritation, frustration and short fuze after putting a lot of good energy in my work, but when things just dont ad up, aaaah, aaaaah'!!🤬😖

  6. Emotions I am most afraid of:
    Helplessness,
    Weakness,
    Sadness,
    Powerlessness,
    Feeling (overly) guilty

    Thanks for your nutshells. So inviting and helpful.

  7. This is a superpower trick!!
    Fake anxiety kills real anxiety.
    Because while recovering from fake anxiety your inner system figures out all anxiety is fake.

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