An exercise to help you feel calm
Do you sometimes feel worried or stressed? Why not try this exercise to help you feel calm.
In the exercise, you picture in your mind a boat in a storm.
Then you picture an anchor being thrown out of the boat. The anchor stops the boat from rocking and makes it safe.
You then picture the storm clouds moving away and the sea being calm.
So if life feels stormy
- picture throwing your anchor out so you feel safe
- picture the storm clouds going away so you feel calm
Try it and see if it helps you.
Here’s what to do
- Watch the video above
- Read the guide
- Practise the exercise a few times
- Get the anchor exercise for your phone so you can listen any time
It’s really important we look after our mental health during difficult times.
Our members and staff with intellectual disability love this exercise. We hope you do too.
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