5 Quick and easy ways to calm down when you feel anxious

In this week's podcast we're sharing our favourite 5 Quick and easy ways to calm down when you feel anxious...

1. Breathing

Try practicing

the long exhale

 - here's how:

take a deep breath in and count to four 1…2…3…4…

hold for a count or two

now blow a long breath out through your mouth for a count of seven 1…2…3…4…5…6…7…

For more on using your breath to calm anxiety see our collection available from




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2. The calm point

Make a fist with your left hand and look for where your middle finger touches your palm. Now press that point with the thumb of your right hand for about a minute while you take deep steady breaths.

Relax your jaw and let your shoulders drop and relax as you hold the point and keep taking slow deep breaths for a minute or two. 

3. Bach Flowers Rescue Remedy

Bach Flowers Rescue Remedy is available from Amazon and Nelsons.

Find out more here: Rescue Remedy Information

If you worry a lot about the possibility of having a panic attack, or your having those horrible "what if" thoughts, or imagining yourself having a panic attack you could also consider White Chestnut which is the remedy for persistent or obsessive thoughts.

4. Get grounded and present

- feel your feet on the floor

- list five things you see around you

- list five things you hear  

Find out more about grounding techniques here

5. Move

Get outside and walk, or get up and stretch, go to a window and take deep breaths

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