PRACTICE 
TOOLS

With practice, we can increase our nervous system resources even in the most stressful conditions.
 

All it takes is conscious awareness and a commitment to wellbeing.

Unhappy lonely depressed woman at home,

I. MINDFUL PRACTICE

Move from overwhelm to compassion, from anger to peace, from despair to hope.
Mindful crying can shift stress, anxiety, anger, overwhelm, grief, and even numbness.

II. INQUIRY

Sometimes it makes sense to step away and cry proactively. If you don't feel like crying but you feel anxious or detached, your nervous system may be asking for relief that crying can provide. In these cases, we can turn to a song or video that makes us tearful, so our body can get the release it needs.