Psychologist Ksenia Levina spoke about methods of dealing with anxiety.
“If something worries you at the moment, there are small “vaccinations”. A very good technique is the four elements. For example, air: this is to breathe, take a deep breath with your stomach, imagine that you are inflating a balloon. The second element is fire, it is associated with heat. In case of anxiety, it is recommended to warm up, ”she said in an interview with the radio station. “Moscow Speaks”.
According to her, the third element is water, that is, it is desirable to drink water.
The expert called the earth the fourth element.
We “ground ourselves” by noticing what is happening around us: to notice three sounds, three smells, three colors around us. And we are returning our stability in the moment, ”added Levina.
Earlier family and medical psychologist, teacher of psychology Natalia Pogrebnyak in an interview with “Radio 1” how to deal with stress while preparing for exams.