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 #1 – SMILE Mindfulness Technique
Objective: Diffusing Anxiety and Stress
The SMILE Technique is a great quick technique you can use to immediately diffuse anxiety and stress. In terms of practicing mindfulness, it doesn’t get any simpler than this. Try this technique whenever you feel anxiety or stress coming on.
Make Yourself Mindful
Let Everything Go
Ease into the Stillness
When you feel stressed, stop what you are doing and take a breath, Breathe all the way down into your lower belly. Feel your ribcage expanding with each breath.
Make yourself mindful by tuning into your immediate environment and being present in the moment. Inhale and imagine with each exhale that you are releasing any stress or anxiety you feel. Let everything go and ease into the stillness.
Repeat the affirmations: I can choose to respond calmly, rather than react abruptly.
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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