Coping skills are a wonderful way to help yourself between therapy sessions or after you’ve left therapy to remind yourself of some of the ways to work through your stressors. Below you will find some of the tools that our team has assembled to assist you between or after therapy sessions. If you have any questions about how to use these tools please feel free to contact your provider and ask for assistance.
- Breath in for 4 seconds
- Hold your breath for 7 seconds
- Exhale breath for 8 seconds
- Repeat once or twice more
This causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) state to a parasympathetic response. Use panic/anxiety attacks, exams, presentations.