Did you know that when you are frightened by something the amygdala (a small almond shaped part of the brain found in each hemisphere) is automatically activated. It is responsible for your strong emotional response and sets in motion your body’s reaction to anxiety. Your amygdala can’t determine whether the fear is real or perceived. So here are some easy steps to calm you down allowing your brain time to respond in a more helpful manner.

Calming Tip #1

Get Comfortable: Sit in a comfortable position, make sure you are sitting up. Take a few deep breaths, making sure to breath in and out fully and deeply.