THIS GIF CAN STOP YOUR ANXIETY by Dr Robert Duff
Breathe along to this. Nice and slow.
Breath comes in as the gif expands,
Breath goes out as the gif gets smaller.
Play some relaxing background music:.
Now, I want you to listen to what I say very carefully. What you’re experiencing right now. The tightness in your chest, the racing thoughts, the tingling in your fingers, the shortness of breath… I know it feels dangerous, but please trust me when I say that this cannot hurt you. It’s not possible. People don’t die from anxiety. It sucks, but bear with me… let’s get through this, okay? Keep breathing.
You’ve gotten through this before and you can do it again. I want you to notice this time how you have become just a little bit better than you were last time at dealing with your anxiety. You are here, right now. You are in your body, not outside of it. Take a moment to notice the feeling of your chest expanding and contracting with each breath. Feel the cool air rushing in and the warm air flowing out. This warm air is carrying away your stress and your worry. You’re doing great. Keep it up.
Try to go easy on yourself. You deserve a break right now. Anything that you have going on can wait. I promise you that you will be a better version of yourself after you take this break. You will be able to meet those challenges with more strength and clarity. I have nothing but confidence in you. I don’t know you, so you might wonder how I can claim that confidence… You are here. You decided to take a chance on this. You gave it a shot. You are making a difference for yourself. You have control.
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