Coping/grounding exercises can be helpful for emotion regulation and developing resilience. Be aware of any potential issues for clients with a history of trauma around bodywork (e.g., the body scan).
Body Scan Exercise
The body scan exercise guides you to turn your attention to various parts of your body in order to notice where you are holding tension. It can be used for self-awareness and relaxation.
Guided Imagery Exercise
Guided Imagery is a relaxation technique that produces powerful results because it is based on the premise that the body and mind are interconnected. Guided imagery is an effective method for shifting a stressed state of mind to one of peace and calmness.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise
Progressive muscle relaxation is an exercise that involves progressively tensing and then relaxing muscles. It helps with alleviating tension and stress levels and helps you to relax when feeling anxious.