Child & Adolescent
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Jacob’s Quick Tip for Dealing With an Emotional Storm: Dropping an Anchor
When we are really caught up in difficult thoughts and feelings, and we start to feel overwhelmed. One of the most effective ways to hold ourselves steady is to ‘drop an anchor’.
- Push your feet hard into the floor and straighten your posture.
- Notice the control you have over your body, bring some movement into your fingers, your arms or shoulders.
- Look around you and notice five things you can see.
- Pay attention to three things you can hear.
Notice there is so much more in the present moment than the thoughts and feelings that you were caught up in. Dropping an anchor won’t make the storm go away, it will hold you steady as the storm comes and goes in its own time.
Outside the therapy room
Jacob loves bushwalking in the Blue Mountains and the Royal National Park, as well as experimenting in the kitchen with cooking, baking, pickling and fermentation recipes.