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Freakout Formula

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Lauren Ziegler
IAYT Yoga Therapist & Mindfulness Coach
This session will offer you a simple and profound freakout formula. See-through your reactivity and ease your suffering. These are steps to cycle through to use mindfulness to get out in front of the freaking out.
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308 reflections
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Nick
Three things I notice
A helpful meditation. Love the title. Sometimes, I really need a formula for calming and centering the Mind; noticing three sensory perceptions helps me. Thank you. I will be returning to this meditation.
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Michelle
Freak out Formula
I am alive to live another day that it's ok to feel sad but to remember I'm still hear can smell Taste touch and must keep everything in perspective.
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Shani
Presence
This helped me to remain alive in my present moment. It also helped to bring me back to reality.
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Andrew
Self Awareness during Chaos
Using all of your senses to feel the world around you and switching the focus to your internal condition is such a calming technique. To me it was like feeling the chaos all around me in the world, but finding stillness inside myself. I'll definitely be saving this lesson for another time.
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Judy
Freak out Formula
I learned that... Going through each sense, picking three things that you see, hear, feel, etc. , acknowledging and naming them, then letting them go allows me to relax for a moment. Become mindful. Then taking a deep breath of gratitude, maybe the concerns are easier to handle.
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Sarah
Oh To Be Alive
I love grounding meditations such as this. It is so helpful to be reminded of simple things, breath, touch, sight, smell, and how lucky we are to be able to experience it. It helped make life feel a little simpler and any current issues not feel so heavy. I am alive, I can breathe in the fresh air, see the beautiful things, smell delicious smells, and feel the wind fluttering around my body. I am alive.
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Meg
Freak out formula
I learned that I can notice things from all my senses and take them in and then let them go.
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Heidi
Focus on now rather than yesterday. Let your senses take control
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Kristy
Focus
Focus on the now. You can’t control what’s coming and you can’t control what has happened.
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Matthew
I would share this session...
with Sarah if she were still here in Aura. 😰I think she could use this lesson daily.
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José Miguel
Repitacion
Concentrarme en mi propia respiración ayuda a relajarme. Además, es bueno sentir por cada sentido por separado, para así maximizarlos y poder encontrar mayor relajación.
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Steve
Mindful momemts
That mindfulness builds very slowly and I have to keep practising.
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Harvey
Freakout
Distracted by senseless thought patterns a tool to rethink what is real in a unreal world, this to me is a valuable tool.
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Kylie
Showing Myself Respect
Just as I would try to make others feel comfortable when they are in my home or spending time with me, I should take steps to make myself feel comfortable within my own body and mind. I need to clean out negative, draining, and intrusive thoughts.
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Renae
Experience more
That I need to learn to experience things in the moment. To focus on my breathing and the things that are around me and this might help me to calm down
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Mark
Mindfulness
A quick dose of mindfulness, I liked that phrase, I enjoyed having to use my other senses.
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Melissa
PMR
Today I noticed as I meditated that I had a lot of tension in my shoulders, arms, and other body parts. I didn't even realize this until I felt these muscles relax! Added benefits of meditating.
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Melissa
PMR
Today I noticed as I meditated that I had a lot of tension in my shoulders, arms, and other body parts. I didn't even realize this until I felt these muscles relax! Added benefits of meditating.
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Bill
Patience
I must be patient and let God guide me. I must not act on impulses
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Peggy
I am aware of what's happening
I can be within it And be okay with it. Sometimes I am the experience I'm having and sometimes I'm being affected by anothers experience. I seek balance in the family and at work.
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Litzy
Relaxed
I took in notice many things around me. I focused on my breathing. I’m guessing this was to let go of things that hurt you.
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Wendi
I reaffirmed that what I am experiencing RIGHT now is what matters .
I am in the here and now. Past experiences only hurt me if I let it. See. Hear. Feel that. Let go then reconnect the mind and body. Now I'm in a "better" place to tackle this that is in front of me
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Elissa
I may be at my own core
Cycled through in a matter of small time- it may be me staining the environment
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Tammy
Prevent overload
Nice way to redirect your mind and slow it down to obtain control.
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Kimberly
Centering
Taking a moment to focus on what you see, hear and feel are very Powerful in calming the mind.
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Ethan McClain
Different
This doesn't really apply to me, though I know people that this session would help them a lot.
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Everett
Broke
The trial and the pain I find when looking is a fragment of all that love inhabited then and now
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Naomi
We Sense in the Present
Anytime we wish to immediately reduce stress, simply engage the physical senses - sight, sound, touch - just noticing without judgement. That will take us back to the present moment, where all is perfect and complete.
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Pam
Stress reduction
My mind would have me live in chaos. Mindfulness and grounding with awareness of what I see hear and feel gives me perspectives and gratitude for what is real now.
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Justyne
really fast
wow, i was expecting that to last a lot longer! would have liked it to...
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mahesh
mindfulness
it feels great when you start reading yourself......and a better study of your inner self makes you a better person
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Jaia
Keep it cool
This is great way to relax and prevent a real bad freak out. It’s distracting your thoughts with other thoughts by observing your surroundings using your senses.
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Jodi
Easy way to refocus.
I liked this. It’s a great way to end a stressful moment and refocus.
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DéZhuore
Relax
This one was extremely helpful for me. Hopefully I can remember for a later moment
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Paul
My surroundings
I can relax by looking and feeling my surroundings and not just concentrating on my inner being.
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Yasmine
Gratefulness
I should be grateful for the opportunity to experience life itself
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Patricia
Grounded
Essence can only be if there is a body. No one can experience this world without physically being in it. Learn where you are and who you are in the tiniest details; focus on now.
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Shannon
3rd day
I feel as though I️t was sort of hard to do this, I’m not very good a visualizing so some things were tricky, didn’t open my eyes and feel as content as the other times
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Jack
Freak out formula
I learned keeping in touch with your senses is a great way to practice mindfulness.
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Crystal
Mindful meditation
It's good 😊 to sense and touch and having To be aware and calming breathing!
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Hannah
Freak out Formula
By naming three objects I can see, touch and hear I can focus my mind on what I’m sensing, there for I’m calming myself down
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Carmela
Senses
I learned to pay attention to things through my senses and let go. I am grateful for being able to feel, heat and see things. Our external world does not define us; we may we aware of it but we decide what controls us .
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DorDor
Freak out formula...
This is useful to calm myself, which I need often as I am often anxious. It also was a good way to calm the body after watching a horror movie on tv. Now I can head to bed...
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Joyce
Freakout Formula
Great tip- stop, breathe, sense 3 things with your eyes, name them, then repeat with your sense of hearing and sense of touch. Touch is an easy sense for me to forget, but important to appreciate and be mindful of. Really want to remember this the next time I start getting tweaky. Namaste
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Hazel
Freak out formula
Making yourself aware of how simple things are can make a huge difference in how you feel.
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Kylie
Grounded
I’ll for sure use this approach in many areas of my daily life.. I suffer BPD do this really can help if I allow it..
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Nige
Senses
Focus on 1 sense and that can become all that exists in that moment x
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Fede
Such a great reminder of how happy I am to exist
Even during the toughest times I can feel grateful for being here right now.
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April
Awareness
Four years ago I learned to work w my anxious parts by finding things that were blue and red. Searching the room for a blue book. A red pen...and so on. This sensory meditation expands from sight to sound to feel —- it’s a way of expanding my inner healing toolbox.
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Amanda
1-3-18
This meditation allows me to know what I can use during the day to calm myself and recenter myself in stressful situations. Being able to quickly find yourself and focus yourself in a time of stress is important and this meditation provides the needed process.
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Sam
Effective Tool
I learned a simple but effective mindfulness technique that will be useful throughout my day.
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Dj
Freak out
When I am freaking out with a flood of emotion I want to run away only it is me there is no where to run so I need to take time to focus and realize I belong here and when I own that then I need to learn a different way of coping by being present in the here and now
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India
freak out formula
i learned that having a sense of being while you’re having a rough day can make all the difference.
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Carly
freakout
i learned that i need to work on things that are meaningful to me.
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Jenni
Freaking out
I can focus my mind and find ease during moments of restlessness
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Caitlin
The now
I tend to have a few freak out moments so hopefully this practice can be helpful when I have those moments. The key is remembering you have such tools in those moments. Practicing the awareness of now daily I think helps too to reduce panic moments in general.
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SHEREE
Stuck in recovery
As I lay here in week 4 of bed rest and feel frustrated at the constant battles of trying to find comfort. Trying to occupy my mind from the cast on my leg and how heavy the covers feel. The chill of the air. How each part of my body aches from not moving just being stuck. I’m reminded to look beyond my situation and to envision my freedom that will come in a few more weeks. To ignore the 4 walls and think about my family and friends. My pets who try to comfort me. To embrace the pain and know it’s not forever. Freedom and laughter will come back. I am always loved. I’m grateful for my husband and his constant care. To allow the little moments that surprise me to add change in my boring day. To love my friends and family and be happy for them as they go on with their daily lives. To know I am in a learning phase of my life so I can appreciate what is truly important. ❤️
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Camille
Grounding
I learned that I can use my senses to center myself when feeling anxious. Learning to take a step back, breathe, and name things that I can see, hear, or touch. Breathe a deep breath of gratitude that I am here - in the now. I am alive. Be present. Be mindful. I can feel an experience. Widen my awareness, feel my place in the room and in my life.
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Deanna
Calm
I learned that I can return to sense of calm during my most stressful moments. I can control what I think, how I react, feel and say.
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Tatyana
Gratitude
I don’t take it in as much , but I know it’s there... lingering over my head. I don’t recognize it, I ignore it. I can’t see it (I don’t want to see it ) I don’t want to take it I’m. But I know I need to. I don’t appreciate my life to the fullest. I’m just ...... here. I’m not LIVING when I should be. I hope I’m making sense to myself. I hope that when I look back on this I’ll learn to take it in a bit more! Gratitude.... yes this .... this is what I need. This is what’s been holding me back this is what’s gotten in the way. I’ve lost the sense of it. I need to gain it back . I’ve got to find it. Or maybe it has to find me.
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Clee
Simple yet prifound
Time spent feeling any overwhelming emotion can be remedied by noticing 3 simple things I see, hear and feel. A tool I can use in any moment on any day.
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Argelis
Gratitude
I’m grateful for the life I’m living, thanking God for everything I’m experiencing.
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Lucette
So simple
Focusing on the senses to snap out of it is very effective. So is labeling. I already knew this but so good to be reminded.
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Matilda
When panicking...
... it's hard to calm your mind. This helped me get tips on how to take myself down a notch when in stressful situations. I get panic attacks, and they are quite difficult to handle for me, and this is a great tool to use.
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Lyn
In the moment
I should enjoy the present more, be more aware of it instead of (almost) always thinking about the past or future. I will definitely practice this. Live in the now, something we should all try to remember.
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Melissa
Freak out
I love that it is called that. Linking to my senses was really cool. Each time there were varying levels of what I sensed. Really enjoyed this meditation.
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Dirk
Focus
A nice meditation to bring to the forefront our simple senses, to slow down and name them, be with them. There is only this moment.
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Tommy
Practical Application
I learned that I can use my senses to gain mindfulness anywhere. I can step back and focus on the present moment and where I am to feel calm.
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Riley
Senses
I learned that you can sense things around you to let your mind go.
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Nicole
Use your senses.
I learned that we should take a moment and be aware of our senses and use them to focus yourself. Eyes. Smell. Touch. Hearing.
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Momal
Senses
I learned that I am not as worthless as I thought I am. I am also not the most twisted human being ever to born on the face of this planet. I am recognizing that I need to stop letting people and their opinion Walk all over me. I need to show more emotion and live like a fucking lioness. And I need to show that fucking lioness to people cause it’s about time. I am never alone. I am an institute of my own.
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Jess
Refocus
Sometimes I just need to let things around me fade away and focus on me and what my purpose is at that time.
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Izzy
Day 1
Senses matter and I got to really feel where I am in life. I reflected in my stress and hard work I put in and just relaxed. I hope to become more mindful in days to come
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Blake
Freak out formula
When you’re feeling overwhelmed with nursing school, take a deep breath and notice three things with your eyes, ears, and touch. You are here and you matter.
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Emma
Grounding
Using the senses is a way to cope on the spot by using your eyes, ears, and touch.
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Damaris
Figured
That I cant always think to much about one thing because it could really stress me out. I need to learn how to let things go and not think about it to often
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Samantha
Migraine #1
First migraine since out of hospital. Typing through the mask on eyes lots of types I’m sure. Sorry but this did help just not feeling dis. So went from feeling like death to bad so that’s an improvement st leaft
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heather
freakout formula
i learned that i need to let whats holding me down go away. my body and my sences get too tense which holds me down. i shouldn't be held down when i have the option to rise up.
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Samantha
Freak out Formula
I am currently in a very stressful situation, one in which I have no control. While I cannot control what is happening I can try to control how I handle this set back and anxious time. I typically dissociate and then panic later. While this meditation didn’t solve all my problems, it did ground me, which I am grateful for. We can’t control everything but we do have control in taking care of ourself in a multitude of ways.
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Lizz
Freakout
This week has been challenging, but this tool gave me confidence going into my Wednesday.
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Sylvr
:D
I like having something ground me in time and space. I wasn’t quite expecting that
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Caroline
First guided meditation
It was kind of stressful for me to become aware of so many things
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Francesco
Fresh formula
It is a different way to meditate and it was a nice trial. Will use this formula again
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Melissa
Melissa
I can feel relaxed sometimes and also can reflect a bit more in life
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Sara
Freak out formula
Naming sensory items interrupts feeling anxious. If I label what I see hear touch then I will be aware and present.
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Morgan
Day 2
I feel refreshed. I learned that when I’m overwhelmed I should take in the moment by naming 3 things of my senses.
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Erica
Moment to moment
A very helpful meditation. Ive become good at carving a space for myself in my room at night and in the morning for practice. But i am often stressed or anxious out in the world and need a way to re center. "Mindfulness is being in the moment to moment" - working on gratefully and forgivingly letting go of the past and calmly placing aside the future to focus on the moment I'm in. Come back to the room and acknowledge your place here: a space for me. Come back to life and acknowledge your place here: also a space for me.
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Sumner
Freakout Formula
I learned that an easy way to calm down is to simply come in touch with your surroundings.
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Alexis
I felt my hand against my chin, my bottom of my foot touching my leg, my hands together.
I learned that this helps you feel a bit more at peace. It was calm and my breathing was also calm.
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Vivian
3/19/2018
I’m trying a technique for relaxing with Aura for the first time.
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Becky
I’m super tired today.
I’ve been feeling good overall but I would love some rest right now.
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Tha
Overwhelmed
Lately I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed with so many feelings and stress. The main feeling was sadness and just listening to today’s meditation made me feel just a tad bit for calm.
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Maria
Calming down, mindfully
In the midst of an anxiety attack or hours of feeling overwhelmed, I forget that I am capable of calming myself down. I forget that simply sitting down and noticing and acknowledging how I feel is often more than enough to calm me down. I might not be completely at peace, but the goal for me recently has been to practice self-soothing when I am experiencing intense emotions. The goal isn’t to be at peace all the time; that’s unrealistic for me. The goal is to self-soothe so I can spend less time ruminating and more time moving forward.
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Nancy
Notice through senses
Had such a bad day today. Wasn’t able to eat, come out of bed or even take a shower. This mindful session made me use my senses, what I was feeling here and now. My mind came at ease a bit. I’m grateful that I survived today. Sometimes when you’ve only managed the day, it should be more than enough. Remember yourself that it is truly enough. Name it. Believe it. 🌻
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Frida
Peace
I have been stressed and overwhelmed lately, now I am experiencing a strange yet comforting sense of calmness and peace.
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Erica
Regrounding
This is helpful. Ive used something similar in class when i get the panic. Its helpful to tube into my mind even though i know i need to pay attention. How can i get to that higher level functioning when im at the brainstem right? Good to remember whats in my toolbox
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Jim
Thanks
I liked this one it broke the streak of bad Aura moment. I will use it😎
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Christine
Wow
Talk about perspective. This meditation gave me a strategy to try to stop the freak out before it happens. Stop and focus on what’s really important. Remember to be thankful for my senses. Remember, while I may not have control of every situation, I am in control of my thoughts, emotions, and reactions.
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Clare
Freak out
This is going to be so useful! Always needing a bit of grounding and this is a simple and effective five way to use my senses to stay in the present
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Josie
Nice
I love this strategy! I love learning something I can do when I am not able to use my phone Thank you.
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Verity
Formula
I learned that I usually get stressed or freak out quite often so this formula will definitely help me out with that.
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Dori
Freak out formuka
I didn’t realize it was working until it did, excites to try mindfulness on the go
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Maria
Emergency mindfulness
It was nice to be reminded of this mindfulness technique today. Reminding myself this morning that I can always find a way to be grounded in the present moment, especially when I feel overwhelmed.
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Anita
I felt mellow and serene but also silly.
I learned that I don’t like frilly guided meditation. I do enjoy the sound straightforward voice of narrator but found the speaking to be frivolous. Too verbose way of saying take a moment to observe thru senses in taking a beat before reacting.
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Cyndee
Letting go formula 🤔💨
Becoming aware of specific things around me, thinking about them, then letting go of them, along with the focus on breathing at the beginning and end of this session helped me clear my mind of something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. This really is a good formula to help let it go. I can deal with this issue some other time. Thanks 🙏 Dea
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~Kate~
3 x 3
I’ve found this practice very useful for panic attacks and anxiety.
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Cyndee
Let it all go 🦋
It feels so nice to take in things I see, sounds I hear and the feeling of things touching my body. Then to just let it go! I could use this formula any time any place and just keep letting go of everything except the main thing I need to focus on.
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Susie
Freak out Formula
It was quite interesting to notice these sensory perceptions. My breathing slowed as I did this meditation. Thanks, Lauren.🙏🏻
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Jessica
I feel
What a great quick check in for situations that I’ve been going through. Medical occurrences happening inside of me also trigger an anxiety response which turns the whole situation into a catastrophic situation. The next time I go through an episode I’ve been having, which hopefully with never happen again, I’ll definitely try this method to ground myself again.
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Amelie
Mindful
Take a moment and think about yourself and the people around you
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Linda
Freak out formula
This was interesting. Not sure if I’ll use it. I find my little brain isn’t all that taken with things that require me to be quick! The name made me smile and I’m thinking I can use that to remind me to return to present when I find myself slipping into the past or trying to run ahead to the future! I notice that every thing I’ve listened to in Aura has been helpful in some way! Yay!!!
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kasie 🌙
breathing
this helped me so much with just reminding myself to breathe. we get so caught up in responsibilities and every day tasks and chores that we forget to slow down and breathe. it's so nice to be able to just concentrate on breathing in and out and appreciating the mindfulness and the peace that comes with it. with any daily stress just take a minute or two and just focus on your breathing to ground yourself again to move forward with a more relaxed state.
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Matt
Focus
I guess when your freaking out you got to make sure more than any other time that you focus on the right things. Terrified of flying but in a couple days I got to take a flight to and from Denver Colorado for my soccer teams national tournament games.
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Lucia
Stress of mom
I need to calm down when I’m frustrated from things. Take a breather and think about what I’m upset about and if it’s even worth being upset about.
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Anna
Freakout Formula
I acknowledge that my anxiety is overwhelming. This made it seem bearable. I needed this, this morning.
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Joyce
3 little birds, on my doorstep...
A great practice, to recognize and identify what is on my sense doorsteps, to then better understand where I am, body mind and soul, at this precise moment. Namaste
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Mary
The three check list strategies
This is a very interesting formula to practice when you're frustrated. Using your three senses (eyes, ears, touch) before you freakout with a reaction. It is helpful in understanding the root cause of the actions in one of the few things that's irritating then letting it go by returning to your breathing.
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Neelarka
Freakout Formula
The meditation is liberating in itself with the assurances of our senses of awareness of our surroundings even in times of intense despair or grief. Small steps, great result!
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Goat
☺☺
I feel like I can actually focus on something else other than what I'm feeling and the things going on around me. I just recently went through a really bad break up because the girl I was with said that she just couldn't love me the way that I love her. I got her a promise ring a week before and the night she broke up with me we had just gone on our first date that morning. I cried my eyes out for over 16 hours and got no sleep what so ever. I couldn't eat because every time I tried I just got sick. Every time I laid in my bed I would just cry because it's not the same without her. We use to sleep on the phone together every night and that's the only way either of us could sleep. I'm still hoping she can figure out how to love me because I still completely love her and I'd take her back in a heartbeat. This app really helps out though. I'm glad I found it at a time like this. The only way I can sleep now is by using the rain and thunder music.
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Caitlyn
belly breathing
didn't help keep fall asleep bi it helped me calm down.
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Tiffany
Freakout
I have a tendency to freakout when hurtful thoughts of the past come up and then I use that as fuel imagining scenarios for disastrous future outcomes. This freakout formula brings me back to the present, reminds me I don’t live in the past anymore and that things are different now. I go back and forth with this because that’s how my human mind works. I’m also really impatient waiting on what I want to manifest. But I’m getting better at predominantly staying in the NOW using these helpful mindful techniques. I trust the process. I trust the Universe!
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Pawpaw
Empty the thoughts
Identity my surroundings using my different senses and then letting go. It’s a good way to slowly and steadily in a meditation state
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Dan
release into the moment
again I am grateful for the guidance of Lauren Ziegler. consistently leading me to a greater acceptance of the moment with her guidance.
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Jessamine
Awareness
Really nice to be reminded, once acknowledging the world, of my place in it. My being, experiencing the wonders of life.
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Brooklyn
loved this one
i felt and noticed that i became more calm with myself as it went on and i noticed my senses. it’s was cool to feel that!
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Joyce
Freak out!
Good formulas to tether me back into the present moment, where my control resides. Namaste
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Maciek
interesting
i thought the heating part was the most prominent. probably because I had my eyes shut the whole time
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Krystan
It reminded me of CBT skills I learned when I was younger
I went through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy when I was I young adult. Both teach you coping skills (when you grew up like I did, no one around me knew them; never mind taught them!) But in both CBT and DBT coming back to at least three of your five senses when you are in “unwise mind” or as this meditation calls it a freak out— helps pull you back into the present moment. Which is what this did for me. If any of you are struggling with coping skills I highly recommend finding a DBT counselor in your area. DBT actually incorporates mindfulness as one of their modules. I struggled with it while I was there but I am glad to be doing it better now.
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Brittani
I knew by the title that this would be...
One of my absolute favorites so far. It almost felt self-hypnotic to notice these things and THEN let them go. So many other times these practices just focus on letting go, but knowing what to let go specifically is helpful. I feel enlightened.
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Aimee
amazing
this is a really good one to bring yourself back to reality, calm yourself down and breathe
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Susan
Freakout Formula
I am been working on being more present. This is another great too. By seeing, hearing and feeling then things around me and defining them, it really causes me to be in the here and now.
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Laura
Freakout formula
I need to let go of worry. It’s not allowing me to achieve my goals. It’s reinforced when I allow others to care for my emotions rather than addressing them myself. Self-care is the key to calming a worried mind.
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Athena
Sense listing
Stoping and taking in what is in my surroundings is a great way to center my self.
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Lois
School has me stressed
I took an exam that wasn't meant for my grade and I failed it which makes me sorta sad but not really. now I have to put in twice as much effort next year and besides that I also have to focus on basketball which is stressing me out too then the normal stress of adolescence omg is making it worse
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Christian
Mindfulness
This is a great meditation for coming back down to earth if you’re feeling disoriented in life. It allows you to become aware of your surroundings and the things that have an affect on our senses and how we feel. One of the greatest tools of balance that we have available to us, is our breathing!
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Shauna
change
ive practiced mindfulness and meditation before. its a start to return to where I once was.
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Å glemme det du tenker på
I dag lærte jeg å glemme sinnet å fokusere på det som foregår inne i meg.
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Trista
I felt happier and more calm
I learned that you just can’t push away happiness and freak out
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Darlene
Guided me
This is my kind of meditation. I was guided to right where I needed to be. Now I can happily get all my Christmas Day things done—remembering to breathe and see and hear and feel. Thank you, Lauren!
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Tara
For those freakout moments
I have definitely had a few freak out moments in the past week or so. This is a nice technique for coming back to the present. Since becoming older chronically ill and confined to my bedroom freak out moments have become more frequent. I suppose it is the stress of living with illness. Small challenges can seem like mountains. Anyway I don’t let these moments take hold and I consider the illness as an opportunity to grow. The illness forces me to be mindful. 🌸
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Joyce
Back to reality
Understanding what is real and immediately around me helps to tether me to the present moment. Namaste
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Rachel
My freak outs
I really want to try this meditation. I hope it will help me to center myself when anxiety causes me to forget to focus on the breath, or when I'm just too overwhelmed to focus.
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Mason
Lives saved
Such an amazing app! Unfortunately, it just isn’t affordable for most people. The impact this could potentially have on peoples lives is incalculable. Too bad many install it and delete it because the cost. Great app, thanks for the trial.
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Taha
First session!
It’s very relaxing and you can sense positive things ahead. This app can do a lot for everyone.
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Samantha
Third Session
I noticed that this mindfulness exercise helped me in the moment, but immediately after my anxieties returned unfortunately.
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Cam
Day 34
This was very effective. I do tend to have little “freak outs” through out the day. Maybe not such a intense meaning but little.. Stress attacks. What I do is start to spiral and stress and think so negatively. I get to the point where I just go somewhere and have to literally say STOP in my head and out loud. Mindfulness has helped me become aware of right now. Not the pain and worry of the future. I hope this practice helped you Much love
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Desirae
Living
I learned about living in the moment and just letting things be and not controlling everything. It helped me just be in the moment
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Katie
I noticed that I went to a different And peaceful place when I was meditating
I have to focus on the positive parts of each day because we are lucky to even be able to feel these senses that we do easily take for granted
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Samantha
Freak out mediation
See things in my surrounding And let them go and be relaxed and calm dont freak out and focus on breatheing
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Karoline
Breath
I actually heard myself breath for the first time in a long time
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Thea
My breathing was more stable
My breathing was stable. I’ve always been anxious about random things and i’ve always overthink.
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Kayla
Freak out Formula
I feel less stressed and ready to conquer the day with the mindfulness to be less reactive to negative stimuli.
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Bekah
Best yeeeeettt
This really helped to calm me down and breathe easier ♡ (A short reflection)
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Imani
Notes
This was something new to me and it was interesting but very calming. Gives me a chance to relax my thoughts
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Rose
Anxiety
The person talking had a calming effect. This is all new to me, but I feel willing to give it a try.
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teriana
anxiety
the voice was very calming and relaxed which made me feel relaxed
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Lilli
Kinda sad
The exercise made me calm and not think about what was in my head.
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Kelsey
Obsessive thoughts
Sometimes I feel like the thoughts in my head are on a fast track in my brain over and over. This mindfulness exercise sloooowed my thoughts down. I felt more at ease 😌
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Kim
1st day...
This is possible to accomplish. And after 18years of narcissistic abuse I need myself back again.
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Arra
First Day
I learned that I take senses for granted and that I shouldn’t.
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Arra
Gratitude
I learned that I take my senses for granted when I panic. That I have to learn to be thankful for what I can do and what I can have.
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Aurora
Rest.Observe.Be
Anxiety can be a very loud voice. Today I am trying to be thankful for still having the sense to see the golden light of the sunrise, to hear the birds chopping and to smell the scent of wildflowers. Beneath the suffering, the grief, the panic there is good. Always.
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Ella
I feel more calm and my breathing felt better and does now sense the session:)
I just need to breath, notice, and use my senses and I will feel better.
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Taylor
It was really relaxing and sothing
I learned that I can fix my mind to be relaxed I had fun it was good
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Thomas
Greatful to relax
I felt so much better to let something go that was driving me crazy.
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Caleb
Result
I felt more calm and relaxed after becoming aware of my breathing and surroundings i felt light.
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Elisabeth
Helping hands
I can only control myself and I must be mindful of that. However, so deeply I wanna help others, take care of, and fix circumstances that are beyond my control. I can Continue to appreciate the things that are really important. Great session for anxious thoughts
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Ari
Time
I was anxious right when it started, but I haven’t even noticed the 3 minutes
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Ashley
Breathing
My breathing returned to normal afterwards... I will keep this in mind
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Devonae
Sense
I learned that you can use your senses to bring you back to a neutral state. Using sight, hearing and sound. Name 3 things. Focus in. Let go...
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Michael
Mindfulness trick
I learned to look for three things in room to look for in each sense.
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Katie
Silence is ok
That I am more calm and ok with the silence. And just being with myself doing whatever. I don’t need noise in the background as much
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Bella
2/2/19 1:19 am
I notice when I actually slow down and breathe and take in the senses around me i relax and feel happy about life and encourage myself to feel and do better.
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Julia
I felt some bliss and now I’m sleepy.
I learned to take in the moment. I realized I need to see my therapist.
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Eddie
I felt warm and content.
I learned that my negative feelings are created within myself
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Macy H
Feel good.
This meditation was perfect for what I am going through right now. It was calming and helped me forget about all the little bad things!!
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Gabriel
Cool
This was my first video and it was nice my ass burning away all that fat I think this diet is helping .
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Aakanksha
3 things
3 senses: breath, See, hear, touch, breath - technique for quick mindfulness in a setting that makes me anxious
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Nikki
Stress
I learned that when I am stressed and anxious and cannot sleep, I can use my senses and name three things that I hear, see, and touch. I need to focus on my breathing and know that if I cannot sleep it is okay and I will sleep tomorrow.
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Melody
Anxiety to a new space
i have to be aware im going to be in new spaces always and im going to be comfortable as i can make myself be
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Hannah
waterfall
our bodies are so important. they do so much in one day for us. stressing ourselves out, beating ourselves up, hurting others. what good does that bring? what good will it ever bring? breathe. relax. release.
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Amna
Anxiety
I noticed I became more calm and focused and grateful about things and people around me
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Matthew
I felt anxious
I learned that if I ground myself I can calm down a bit and that I need to stay more in the moment and try to not let my mind wonder too much
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Hannah
Anxiety
I like the techniques she used to calm down an anxious mind. I also loved how after she said to take a breath of gratitude and be thankful that you are here and can do that. We should all do that more often. ☺️ great session.
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Kendall
Anxiety
I noticed that this calmed me down a little bit. More than I could’ve done myself.
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Kierra
Freak out formula
I noticed that it took my focus away from being anxious and focus on the good
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lilly
re group
i can use this technique to calm myself down in situations that i may not enjoy or wanna be in
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Ghost
Mindful Momenta
Taking in your surroundings can really help out with focusing on things around you. Making sure you’re okay, letting go of tension. I feel a bit better now.
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Adi
Clarity
I was able to get clarity of the things around me that I hear, see, and touch do not matter at all. I learned to let it all go and take a deep breath.
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Maria Yamilet
The first dag
Lately I’ve been feeling low and not really letting anyone know because I don’t want them to worry. Somehow I know I’ll be ok. Today this morning I remembered about meditation and how I haven’t done it so I came here. I realized that while listening to this session my mind forgot everything else I was thinking for three minutes. I focused on myself and became grateful of my senses and how I’m lucky to have them. They are all I need to live a long lasting life. I hope today is a good day for it should be a great week. Ok update every morning.
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laura
senses
find your senses, name them and let go. focus on breathing in and out at a slow pace
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Abi
Calmness
It helped calm my anxiety by naming three things with my senses to know that they are there.
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Moira
I was able to really connect with the grounding this morning
It is possible to turn thoughts off. I felt more in touch with my ability to stay in the moment
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Monique
Freak out formula
This was okay but not got me as it didn’t help me calm down properly
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Belle
Freak out
I felt that it was not helping me get calm but it still out me in a better place for my very large test tomorrow
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Megan
Calm
I learned to focus on the present and be aware rather than worry about the future/what might happen. It put ease towards my anxious racing thoughts and now I feel more relaxed and calm.
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Brianna
anxious(2/14/19)
i was very anxious because i am sick and feel weird and haven’t taken a full dose of my pills but this session helped me to take a moment and take note of things surrounding me which distracted me from how i felt
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Sarah
Calming down
This was a great lesson because these simple steps I can use anywhere, anytime when I just need to calm down and relax
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Shae
Calm
It calmed me and rested my mind, I wasn’t even thinking about the words, just the sounds and the music.
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Hope
Stress
This helped a lot, I’m still in middle school and feeling emotions that adults with serious cases feel. My teachers are talking with my mom tomorrow so this helped a lot with calming my anxiety.
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Lyla
This helped a lot
I’m stressed all the time thx aura this to short ehfkencksmsndkckfif
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Naviah
Good
I learned how to stay mindful and a lot more you would try this at home
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Lindsey
I envisioned all of those tips in a blank white space. It felt truly freeing.
Sometimes you just need to be grateful that your alive and here on this earth.
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Sarah
Sarah
I need to be strong and happy for my children to fulfil there lives
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Kimette
I felt that...
I wasn’t really grasping what the teacher wanted me to and consequently, I didn’t get much out of the session.😕
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Hailey
I noticed
That my mind runs off and makes up crazy ideas that cause my anxiety when I’m not keeping busy so this helped a lot to get a plan for when that does happen and I can’t have my phone with me
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Lina
Instant
I felt how an instant of stopping, breathing and awareness changes the whooe state and subsequent day...
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Paige
Peaceful
I learned the three senses sight touch and hearing to let it go and only concentrate on my breathing and myself now!
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DJ
I noticed
I noticed that when I took the time to sort out my surroundings it allowed me to adjust more and be more comfortable with taking things one step at a time without getting to worked up. :)
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Dj
I felt a little relief after today’s session.
I learned to just feel around me. To endure and love the moment.
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Brandi
First time
When I let go of my surroundings and focus on my breathing my heart rate slows and my anxiety subsides
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elyssa
February 23, 2019
I learned by seeing, listening, and feeling what’s around me. What’s in my space. I notice how my body slowly started to calm down, but also bring myself to awareness of MY room is clean now. MY room is a little stuffy, but that’s ok. I WILL BE OK. My room is clean! This air is fresh! I will be ok. And helping myself calm down is working. Slowly, but it’s working.
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Arianna
Tbh
Tbh I had a hard time listening because I was focused on school and the boy I liked but I started breathing and listening it actually helped
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Janissa
freak out moments
this is a really nice technique for coming back to the present after a few freak out moments. becoming older and more confined to my bedroom, my freak outs have been more frequent. it must be the stress and anxiety causing my freak outs. but i don’t let these “freak outs” take control, i consider them as an opportunity to grow and be more mindful.
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Myia
Freak out
I’m nervous everyday before school so this helped a lot. Thank you.
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Nicole
Favorite One So Far
This is such a good one. They say to focus on senses when you’re having panic attacks so this really helped.
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Bara
Méditation for when you have a panic attack
This formula is really efficient when I experience a panic attack. I even go further like: name three things that are round, or blue, etc. This is the best way for me to go out of overwhelming anxiety, by reconnecting to reality. 😌
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Alyssa
Grounding
I feel grounded and secure when I name the physical things around me. This is a useful tool when I’m stuck in my head or feel out of control.
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Stephanie
Toned me down
My morning started out stressful but as I sit here doing this on the bus it helped uplift me
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Honia
Breathing
I learned that I can calm myself by naming things and breathing, like a positive distraction.
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Annie
focus
i learned that if i focus on my senses and what’s around me it calms down my anxiety
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Juliana
3
I learned that the senses are important roads through the mindfulness
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Jose
3 Things
I sensed 3 things out there thanks to this meditation, it’s so relaxing.
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Jose
3 Things
I sensed 3 things out there thanks to this meditation, it’s so relaxing.
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Rachel
Learning
I learned that the senses are very important and by nothing things from each one tends to calm me down.
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Lauren
Mindful
I can use my senses to bring me back to reality and understand that i am always in touch with my surroundings even tho i may not feel like i am
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Houston
Present
I need to appreciate the present moment and it’s blessings, I tend to get caught up in the future
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Hamzeh
I was anxious about school
You shouldn’t have taken life so seriously. Thanks for the help
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Jen
I am tired.
Beat up. Anxious and stressed. But there’s something powerful about acknowledging and being aware of its presence that helps one work through the suffering of it. The mind can be so much more powerful than our bodies are willing to let us realize.
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Ellie
Anxious and Alone
I am alone in a sharehome most times, although I enjoy alone time I do miss my Family who live only 5 mins drive from me. No one has made contact to say they miss me but I think they are intentionally choosing to leave me alone. This session has helped to reduce butterflies in my stomach and unnecessary worrying.
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Sierra
I tried this time
I learned that I can meditate for 7 minutes without looking at the clock.
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Kaelyn
Free my mind
Taking a moment to myself really makes a difference on my stress levels and anxiety
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Cynthia
Calm
This is my first session. I can tell that I feel a bit calmer afterwards.
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Ariana
I noticed that I felt more okay with where I was at in the world
L earned that I can use this to relax and meditation can be a cure for emotional issues
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Zephania
Awareness
Being aware of my senses made me able to look into myself and deal with my emotions and problems mindfully. I was able to discover the root of my problems and the triggers of certain emotions and deal with them effectively.
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Julian
I don’t know
I learned that I’m alive and that I get the choice and privilege of living
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Michelle
Slow down
Focusing on my senses will help to quiet the racing thoughts and anxiety.
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Oliver
Update
I learned that everything that I can feel around me in my life can help with my stress and anxiety
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Kim
Freak out
I learned that I was going to be freaked out I wasn’t thinking 🤔 about the situation I had seriously lost my car keys I should take a breath and calmed down it slipped into the toilet by accident I should 👀 to see before it automatically goes away but too late this hasn’t been my day I expected.
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Tanya
Acceptance
I learned to accept what I am feeling and acknowledge that it is happening to try and control it. To focus more on my breathing and try to relax.
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Joseph
I felt better with myself after the session
I learned that i should be grateful to be alive and breathing and i should be grateful that i am present i should be grateful for what i have and i should practice my mindfulness each day so i would be happier
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Damien
Greatfulness
How important I am to others and the roles I have in people’s lives. All the things I mean and do for people that I don’t realise are starting you be recognised
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Ryan
Feeling:
I feel more important after going through this session. The session has really calmed me down when I need it most.
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Aalycia
My mind felt more clear
My mind felt cluttered and filled with stress where I almost fell like my head was a balloon.But now I feel more clear minded and relaxed.
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Susan
Freakout Formula
It was nice to have this grounding practice this morning. I tend to lose track of my mindfulness and get caught up in worry and stress. Three things that I see, hear and feel... It is as easy as that
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Jim
I learned
I learned that 3 seconds or 3 minutes or 3 hours don’t take away the pain, they merely dull it for that period of time spent in meditation, but when the time is up, the pain and worry come right back. Thank you, though, for trying to help.
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Carlene
Anxious
I realized what made me anxious and was able to relax and take slow deep breaths and remain focus
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Bella
Senses
My hearing seems to be the strongest sense and hardest to let go.
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Fie
Følte meg helt ok. En helt normal dag. Føler meg litt ensom men ellers helt grei. Helg blir bra!
Ingenting nytt som jeg ikke har hørt fra før. Noen dager lærer jeg mer men ikke i dag. En kjedelig dag har det vært. :)))))))))))))))))))))
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Daniel
Day 1
Just by focusing on my breathing and heart beat I felt joy in the presence of it, feeling it, being a part of it, made me feel happy
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Veronica
Thank you🤗🤗
Just by focusing on my senses and my breathing it made me realize that I’m here for a reason and i matter.
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Summer
I feel so much better and more relaxed
I’m always tensed up and I learned you just need peace and quiet
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Shivani
04.11.2019/00h36
I freak the freak out. Something I do all the time. That's all.
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Paul
Anchors me
While I wasn’t particularly freaking out, this anchored me to the immediate world I am in. AND I am grateful that I can hear, feel, and see things in this world.
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Olivia
Not for me.
I decided that I get easily distracted and find it harder to breathe when thinking about breathing. This is not for me thinking about breathing it freaks me out a lot.
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Bailey
Oh well
Listen I’m stressed I want a free app to help me fall asleep I don’t have money to spend on this app for me to try it out and it not work so... peace
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Leanne
When I freak out
I just take myself out of room I am in and go somewhere else.
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Tajrian
Freak out vibes
I felt very good now..makes me feel better and confident...This story really helps.
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Orochi
It helped
I tried this and I almost fell asleep. It really helped me calm down and breath
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Mackenna
Idk why
For some reason this isn’t working and yet I have premium too
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Orochi
👍🏼💯👌🏽❤️
It helped and I don’t have premium and this also saves me from depression
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liv
Panic Attacks
I get pretty bad anxiety and I felt one coming on this morning, but sitting listening to this let me calm down and prevent another attack.
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Alex
Day One
I felt depressed this morning and have honestly been feeling it a while now. Regretting the past is what hurts me the most. It’s painful and along with OCD, I feel sad and unmotivated as a result. This helped though. I was surprised how simple this was, to be honest. I’ve heard this method before and it worked. I’m curious to see how mindfulness will improve my depression.
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Atara
Insomnia
I have been having insomnia for a month now and my therapist recommended mindfulness before sleep. I realized that I had gotten this app when I currently received my new phone and decided to use this app and pray that I go to bed. After 5 days of using it and praying... IT WORKED
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Gigi
Day one
This honestly made me more calm even though I wasn’t to relaxed at first but I got more and more relaxed as I kept going through it. I was really sad about personal things and now I can make a real smile. I really wasn’t a believer but now I am. Yee yee.
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Susan
Freak out Formula
When the meditation started I was thinking oh a grounding exercise but sort of shrugged it off. But as I moved through the exercise, I found myself relaxing and grounding. I didn't even realize that I needed it but there it was... Thank you universe
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Aaron
I am aware.
I learned that we need to stop and think about how others see us I want to help us and can’t I also learned that other people that look like they do not care some people actually do cara others do not they only want to profit off of the benefits of doing things to try to help you but they really don’t want to Sam is a blessing in the sky it’s hard to see sometimes that. Bert if you stop him think about it think about the three things did you need help with someone will pulling out one area needs to be adjusted in your life and then someone will come to help you just don’t be afraid to ask for help and not in a panicky way either or a way that doesn’t seem like yourself or acting like you do not know what you did just come clean and asked for help no one will judge you at all.
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Aaron
I am aware.
I learned that we need to stop and think about how others see us I want to help us and can’t I also learned that other people that look like they do not care some people actually do cara others do not they only want to profit off of the benefits of doing things to try to help you but they really don’t want to Sam is a blessing in the sky it’s hard to see sometimes that. Bert if you stop him think about it think about the three things did you need help with someone will pulling out one area needs to be adjusted in your life and then someone will come to help you just don’t be afraid to ask for help and not in a panicky way either or a way that doesn’t seem like yourself or acting like you do not know what you did just come clean and asked for help no one will judge you at all.
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Derin
hi
this lesson made me realize how busy my mind was with all the worthless things and I couldn't focus on the good things now with a mind absolutely calm I feel great
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Kirsten
My breathing got calmer and my head less foggy
I can calm myself in 3 minutes, even when I don’t feel in control
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Kirsten
My breathing got calmer and my head less foggy
I can calm myself in 3 minutes, even when I don’t feel in control
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Lioness
Peacefulness
I am calm and feel safe. Focused on the now and not what’s ahead.
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Patrick
Gratitude
Thank you, Lauren. I feel a strong desire to give you a hug. How unfortunate for both of us.
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Carla
Being mindful and aware
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Tamara
To center
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Sophie
No matter what just stay calm and relax
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Meg
In Pain
I have ibs and I also have my period right now I find it difficult to focus on anything but the pain this really helped
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Brandon
peace in the hospital
l learned that I can change my perspective of situations by practicing these techniques that help with senses: sight, touch, hearing. by doing so, I can manage calmness with in my myself rather than looking for external solutions . Brandon
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Jenny
Feakout Formula
Focusing on the senses, the moment, helps me pause and reminds me to be grateful for being alive today, to be able to use my senses and to be aware with a clear mind. This brings me back to my center and balance.
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Keile
Sad
I learned That I’ve weathered a tremendous amount of trauma. Emotional trauma. And hopefully I’ll be strong enough to get better.
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Tayshia
Freak out
I learned that it’s normal to have bad moments, & that I actually can be in control during those moments.
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Petra
Good
I learned that changes are really important in my life. I can always work on them. I can also change if I really want to and I put some effort in it.
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Chelsea
Aura expansion
I felt my being and aura touch all four walls of the room by letting go of my physical senses and projecting my spirit into my breath.
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Maria
Stay calm and relax
No matter what the situation is it, you have to stay calm and always try to relax.
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Giovanni
I feel better and more relaxed. In I like the tone of the speaker and music included
To slow down and focus on smaller thoughts. This will allow me to get more out of my day.
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Senses
Focusing on the senses and what we can observe as a fact with our sight, hearing, and touch (as well as taste and smell) detracts from what we may be jnferencimg in our mind. “I’m not likeable” “I’m making a fool of myself” “I’m sure they’re laughing at me”. These are all harmful inferences that our brain makes and we need to step past them into what is true and we can observe in order to remove their power.
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William
Senses
Lauren, odd and extraordinary! Similar to five sense training in memory and narrative writing! Works! Thank you.
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Maggie
Mindfulness - 1
I learned that using three senses in the now will allow me to practice mindfulness and be in the now. Sight, Sound, Touch.
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Christy
Three senses
Focusing on what is see, hear, and touch allows me to ground and calm down. The more I focus and notice, the calmer I can become.
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Christy
Three senses
The more I noticed about what I could see, hear and touch, the more I relaxed.
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Kristina
Morning start off
The more mindful I am the more I can concentrate on priorities needed to be done.
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Cathy
Mindfulness does slow down my racing mind
mind. With practice it can be helpful. I resist what is good for me. That’s the big “why”.
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Alichia
Mindfulness
Realize what’s bothering me and contributing to my anxiety and letting it go. This session helped calm me and sooth my nerves.
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Jo
Nails in the fence
I learned that strong emotional response will always leave a scar that takes away from me being whole and being able to support others
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Lauri
Awareness
Another word for mindfulness. Focus does just that, it narrows your awareness and becomes mindfulness.
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Keara
Release
I learned that I can release tension in my body through breathing and staying present with my own breath. Even in moments of anxiety.
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Eileen
Calmer
Stopping, focusing on something else and being aware of it really brought me out of the anxiety I was feeling.
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renee
i noticed that i have more work to do, requiring
i need to improve my focus. mornings are difficult for me. getting out of bed is never easy.
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Carrie
Just taking a moment for myself before I start my day
I should do it more often. This making me write more is not making me happy 🤣 I only had a short period of time before work that’s why I chose the shorter version
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Theresa
Enlightenment
By using these simple tools it is easy to get back into a calm state.
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Samantha
Appreciation
Noticing small things around us we often do not give a second thought about 😊
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Geni
Negative thoughts go away
I learned that I truly must rid myself of those flashbacks of everything I have done in my life that I perceive as wrong. I want to let go of the feeling that others judge me.
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Mariana
In just three minutes
I noticed that i can be more relaxed and ready to start the day.
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Carla
I’m trying
I am so very stuck and I liked this but it doesn’t reach me. I have a huge block. I’m stuck.
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Leaha
It helps
I think the more I try this the better it will work I hope to stop freaking out so easily
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Luca
Focusing!
First time I have really stayed focused during the whole session! Well done.
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Chris
Go to meditation
I love this meditation when life gets to be too much. Between this and Lauren’s Where to Park Your Mind meditation I find I can calm and center myself through nearly anything.
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Myiesha
Mindfulness
I learned tht breathing in and out everyday can help anxiety . writing little notes sticking them around the house as reminders on getting self together