Managing Strong Emotions Mindfulness Exercise: Transform Post-Traumatic Stress into Growth & Renewal



Welcome to the Post-Traumatic Growth and Resilience Project!

This comprehensive program contains 21 Mindfulness “Sur-Thrival” exercises to help you transform post-traumatic stress and anxiety into growth and resilience. Each of these exercises also has a 1-minute pause near the end to give you time for reflection.

We can’t truly be free from the anxiety and stress of life until we can learn how to step away from our thoughts and focus on the beauty and stillness of the moment – that’s what mindfulness can do for us.

Exercise #6 – Managing Turbulwnt Strong Emotions

Objective: Processing Strong Emotions.

Imagine you are in a small boat on a peaceful lake. Drink in the feeling of peace and serenity. Feel the warm sun on your face and listen to the sound of the water slowly lapping the side of the boat.

Now think of an emotion or feeling that is difficult to process, like anger or grief. Lean into the feeling and acknowledge it. Be willing to sit with it and really feel it. Process the feeling and engage with it.

Now imagine yourself sitting on the bottom of the lake looking up and releasing this strong emotion or feeling. See the feeling float away in a bubble of water. Accept the fact that this emotion does not define who you are, it’s just a passing feeling.

Now go back up and sit in the boat again and notice how calm the surface of the water is.

See your mind as this peaceful tranquil lake now.

Repeat the affirmations: Today I intend to ride the waves of life instead of getting tousled, tossed, and turned by life’s currents.

Stay here as long as you like and as long as you need to regain that sense of peace, tranquility and balanced.

These exercises can be used within a solitary mindfulness practice or featured in groups and classes. This guide is perfect for: PTSD Groups. Therapists or Counselors. Meditation and Mindfulness Groups. Coaches, Educators, and School-Based Groups. Ministers and Spiritual Counselors. Sobriety and Addiction Groups. Yoga, Reiki, or Tai-Chi Classes. The exercises in this product are designed for anyone going through post-traumatic stress and anxiety. These empowering exercises will help you rise above the anxiety, fear, and pain and start fresh.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has become a worldwide epidemic. While there may not be a “cure” there are ways to better manage it, and mindfulness is one of those ways. Mindfulness grounds you to the earth and to the present moment allowing you to temporarily step away from the pain and the trauma. The more you connect with this inner world of healing, through a practice like mindfulness the more peace and harmony you will experience.

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