Breathing Exercises for Stress, Anxiety & PTSD – The Art of Healing Trauma
I've been working on 3 articles about PTSD and the Healing Powers of the Breath. They are coming along, but I decided I first want to compile a bunch of actual exercises into a post and "Just Do It." Do the exercises first and discuss the whole subject in depth later. Briefly, the basic principle…
Grounding Techniques for anxiety depression PTSD or just to hit the "reset" button
Grounding techniques help bring us back to the present moment and out of flashbacks, our racing thoughts, or rumination. Grounding techniques help bring back your focus to you and now, and can stop your distressing thoughts from taking over.
Take 5 Breathing Exercise for Kids: Learn to Manage Big Emotions
This Take 5 Breathing Exercise for kids is perfect for helping children learn to calm down and manage big emotions. Complete with free printable poster.
Free Printable DBT Diary Card
In this post, I've included a sample DBT Diary Card. It is the template I will use for examples that are shared at My Daily DBT. You can cl...
Deep Breathing Yoga Exercises
The objective of pranayama, or breathing exercises, is to teach the ability to properly inhale, exhale, and retain your breath. There are different branches of pranayama dedicated specifically for inhalation, exhalation, and breathing retention.
Freud and the Defense Mechanisms of Repression, Rationalization and More
Need to understand Freud's defense mechanisms? Here's the page. I provide plenty of examples along with explanations.