As human beings, we have the capacity to communicate non-verbally about the state of our nervous system.

Other people will unconsciously pick up on these cues and match our state. 

Hence the better regulated you are, the better you can help others manage their anxiety.

It only takes a brief moment to do the Body Sensation of Support/Easiest Breath exercises. 

By taking the time to do this through the day, you and your patients will have a better experience.

Body Sensation of Support exercise

Ask the patient which part of their body is feeling supported by the chair. Give them a drop down menu to help them locate that area. Ask them what the sensation is. Give them a drop down menu to help them identify the sensation. And invite them to notice that sensation

“Which part of your body is feeling supported by the chair right now?

  • Your feet?

  • Your bum?

  • Your back?

And what’s the sensation there?

  • Is it sinking?

  • Being held?

  • Warm?

Would it be ok to notice that?”

Easiest Breath exercise

Ask the patient where their breath is moving through the easiest. Give them a drop down menu. And invite them to notice that.

“Where is your breath moving through the easiest?

  • Through the nose?

  • The throat?

  • The chess?

“Would it be ok to notice that?”

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