Create your personal toolkit of 'resources' to calm down, ground yourself and down-regulate your nervous system
The feelings and sensations associated with overwhelm, restlessness and even anxiety originate in the instinctual part of our brain. These responses are spontaneous – this is how our autonomic nervous system communicates. And the best way to regulate these responses is by engaging the body.
Here you’ll find some extra resources that you can try out.
It’s really useful to have several tools in your toolkit – some will work for you on some occasions while not on the others. But what’s important is that the more you work with your physical body and really listen to its cues, the more you will understand what tool or technique from your personal toolkit do you need on a given moment to calm down – and that’s really empowering!