UYG 010 : How to Stay Calm

Summary: How do we stay calm? With all the panic going on with the COVID-19 outbreak, and the social distancing, and store shelves being raided bare, how does one handle the torrential rainfall of emotion involved? Benjamin dives right in, in this episode.

Coronavirus COVID-19 in the US:

In this episode:

  • Coronavirus panic
  • How do we stay calm?
  • Managing emotions
  • Emotions vs logic
  • Prefrontal cortex and the Limbic brain
  • Revealing emotion
  • Let-Go Techniques
    1- Write and burn
    2- Walk and talk
    3- Vocal Expression
    4- Deep Breathing
  • Psychology behind destroying pages of negative journaling
  • Upgrading our story of events
  • We are very good at making up stories
  • This too shall pass
  • Why breath control works
  • Steps
    1- Identify the emotion
    2- Calm yourself down
    3- Upgrade your story and read it aloud

“Managing emotions is how we stay calm.”
“This too shall pass”

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