The coronavirus is a reality that is hard to ignore. We hear about a new negative aspect of it daily; the virus has captured our life and our attention, ushering in a wave of fear and anxiety.
Most of you know that I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist that specializes in trauma. Many of the clients that I see suffer from some form of anxiety. As a result, I usually spend the first several sessions with each client resourcing- or providing him or her with skills to deal with worry.
There are many awesome techniques that really do help control fear. These tools also help to control panic attacks and stop the negative thought cycle. I would like to share one with you.
I consider this resource the base for many other tools that I hope to share with you in the future. Today’s video teaches a process that I call RUFF, which consists of progressive relaxation, using belly/ diaphragmatic breathing, and thought changing.
Usually I spend most of one whole session providing this information, but, I am going to try to give it to you in this twenty minute video. If you will practice the techniques I am teaching, you will learn to relax and gain control of your thoughts.
Praying for you and our nation!