• 3-Steps to Calm an Anxious Brain – Introduction

    Welcome to the 3-step Guide for Calming an Anxious Brain. These are the same techniques I have used with hundreds of adults and teens who struggle with anxiety and where I start with almost everyone I work with. These techniques can be used alone or they can be a helpful adjunct to psychotherapy. They are not a substitute for appropriate medical or behavioral health care when it is indicated.

    These 3 steps can help calm the body’s “fight-or-flight” response that gets activated when we perceive a threat – real or imagined. They can help to interrupt the anxiety response, calm and harmonize the nervous system, and create a sense of connection and safety. When practiced in an on-going systematic way, they can be used to repattern even long-standing anxiety responses. 

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