I have anxious clients learn a visual imagery exercise I call the relaxation place￼. It involves using all of their senses to mindfully recall the details of a place “that you love, that makes your heart peaceful”.
- What does it smell like
- Sound like
- Taste like
- What are the colors you see and the feelings you have there….
With repeated practice, the place or moment can be visualized with deliberation during times of deep stress and distress￼. It’s a great tool that you can take anywhere with you.
This is MY relaxation place.￼