Relaxation strategy

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between February 18, 2020 and February 24, 2020.

February 18, 2020

Anxiety is common among university students. When confronted with anxious feelings, try a deep breathing strategy. Deep breathing can send a calming message to the brain.

Relaxation strategy:

  1. Breathe in slowly and picture the air filling your lungs.
  2. Hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Breath out slowly for 5 to 10 seconds.
  4. Repeat the deep breathing.

Relaxation strategies help… and so do professionals. Please reach out to our CARE manager Kristin Stokes for support. You can also schedule an appointment with an on-campus counselor here or call 863-874-8599.