Tools to reach for when you are overwhelmed or freaking out. If you find yourself struggling with looping thoughts or challenging emotions, here are some tools (other than dance) that can help soothe your nervous system.
Breathing consciously brings us into the now and supports the digestion of life experiences & emotions. Breathe in fresh new energy and breath out what needs to go.
Ground Gather your threads of focus into the now. Bring your awareness to gravity. Feel the weight of your feet on the ground and tune into your roots. Imagine, sense or visualize roots coming from the bottom of your feet grounding you down into the Earth and stabilizing you. Let yourself be held up by the ground. Explore feeling the support of your foundation.Body Scan Give your mind the job of scanning your body from your head to your feet, feeling and noticing what is happening. Use your senses one at time (look, listen, feel, smell, taste) to arrive in your present place and time. Feel the sensations in your body and breathe into them.