TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY
Anxiety coping skills
Here are four simple skills you should know. You can use them anytime you feel tense – and anxiety levels rising.
Build an activity schedule that works for you
Building an activity schedule, especially when we have to work from home and balance our personal and professional lives is critical.
Grounding techniques for anxiety
After a trauma, it’s normal to experience flashbacks, anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Grounding techniques help control these symptoms by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment.
Start a gratitude journal
In the midst of this pandemic, surrounded with loss, bad news and negativity, it often becomes difficult to focus on the good things. That is why it is important to start a journal…
Forgive yourself first
Forgiveness is sometimes described as a conscious decision to let go of feelings of anger, bitterness, and retaliation against someone who has wronged you. However, while you may be a generous forgiver of others, you may be a harsh critic of yourself.
Build your social support system
All of us know that feeling… when we are having a bad day, we turn to that close circle of friends, have one-on-one conversations. But have you built and nurtured that circle lately? Here is how you can do it in the middle of a pandemic.
Watch our experts talk about some of the most important aspects of mental health during the pandemic.
Video 1: Negativity & dealing with Worry
Counseling psychologist Sonakshi Mukherji talks about some important tools and techniques you can use to deal with constant worry about your health (and other things) during tough times.
Video 2: Coping Skills and Self Care
Counseling psychologist Anikha S J talks about the importance of self-care and tips on how to practice it every day, to cope more effectively with negativity in your inner voice. She says that this has become even more critical as we deal with isolation in these tough times.
Video 3: Care for Caregivers
Psychologist and entrepreneur Priyanka M B talks about caregivers burden and how we can ease it. As professional caregivers (doctors and nurses) find themselves in the news, it is critical to talk about family members who provide care, even as they face the highly likely scenario of testing positive themselves.
Listen to these podcasts to learn some important aspects of mental health during the pandemic for self-care and grounding during he pandemic.
An effective technique to help you relax when you feel anxious or disconnected from reality. This is presented by Psychologist Shivani Sakhrani.
Psychologist Sonakshi Mukherji helps you deal with negativity and worry through a series of powerful affirmations.
Inspired by ancient wisdom that shows that our mind and our body are inextricably connected in our consiousness, this Body Scan exercise can help you relax anytime you feel overwhelmed.
Putting our own well-being can be tough when we are caring for others. This session with our psychologist reminds you to take care of yourself.