Staying calm

If you may be feeling helpless, distressed, overwhelmed or not sure what to do. Our brains tend to flood in crisis and make it difficult to think clearly. The first thing to do is regain control and then you can think things through.

The video below presents a simple exercise to help get your brain back on-line. It won’t solve your problems and may seem trivial at first but try it, as you may find it helps to settle you enough to feel back in charge of your own thoughts.

If you are helping someone else, ask them to watch the video with you. Try to get them started with at least the first step and then encourage them to keep going until the exercise is completed.

Once you have watched “Staying calm” you may be able to think about how you are going to talk to someone that you trust.