Grounding: Breathing

The first thing we need to do when experiencing any kind anxiety, panic or trigger is to provide our trauma brain with BREATH.
Because the amygdala is sounding a red alert to the rest of the body, long slow breaths will help the amygdala calm down, and bring much needed oxygen to the rest of our nervous system, so the rest of the body can move to a calmer state.

Until we do this for our body, nothing we do by thoughts or self talk will begin to work.

Try breathing in and out with this animation at least 3-4 times, or more until you feel your body relax and soften.

 

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Breathe

Breathe to ground

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