How are you feeling today?
Take deep breaths and focus on the present. Talk to someone you trust, like a parent or teacher, about your worries. Exercise or do something that you enjoy to help you relax.
Coping with Anxiety
Deep Breathing: Deep breathing is a relaxation technique that helps you control your body's response to stress. It involves taking slow, deep breaths and focusing on each breath as it goes in and out. Positive Self-Talk: Positive self-talk is when you talk to yourself in a positive way. This helps to calm you down and focus on what you can do to manage your anxiety. Relaxation: Relaxation is a way to help your body and mind unwind and let go of stress. It can involve activities such as stretching, listening to music, or even taking a hot bath.
A study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that exercising can be a great way to manage anxiety as it releases endorphins, which are natural feel-good hormones. Yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises can help reduce anxiety. Research has shown that deep breathing can help slow down the heart rate and reduce stress. Having some quiet time can also help manage anxiety. Taking time to sit and think can help reduce stress and give people a chance to relax and focus on themselves.
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What are some things that make you feel anxious?
What are some strategies you can use to cope with feeling anxious?
When have you felt anxious in the past?
How did you cope with feeling anxious?
Draw a rainbow-eating dinosaur with wings and cool sneakers.
Question: How can we help someone cope with anxiety? Clues: • Encourage them to talk about their feelings. • Help them find positive and calming activities to do. • Let them know they are not alone. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Act out a situation where someone is feeling anxious and how to help them. B. Draw a picture of a situation that could make someone anxious and how to help them.
Work together in pairs: Q: What can you do when you are feeling anxious?