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Losing Your Temper SOS

Take a deep breath and let go of whatever is causing you to feel angry or frustrated.

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So, no matter how angry or frustrated you're feeling right now, just take a moment to sit down and to close your eyes. Take one big deep breath, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. As you breathe out, just for a moment, committing to letting go of the storyline, whatever's caused this feeling of anger and frustration, and just bringing the attention into the body. And I'd just like you to imagine, you know when you sit in warm sunlight in sunshine how it almost, sort of, thaws out the body. Hust going to imagine a steady stream of sunshine, of sunlight, flowing down from above the head into the body. As it washes down into the body, as it flows down into the body it just washes away any sense of anger, of frustration, of tension in the body. Just dissolving, melting away any areas of discomfort. Allowing the space to let go of whatever storyline exists around that frustration. And just watching as the body begins to fill with that idea of liquid sunshine, starting at the toes and moving up through the feet into the legs, moving up through the legs, melting any tension. Just bringing a space, a sense of lightness, of ease as it moves into the upper half of the body. And everything just softening in that idea of sunshine, sense of warmth and ease as it travels up. Now into the shoulders and down the arms. The body increasingly feeling at ease. All the way into the hands, the fingers. That sunlight now filling the neck and the throat all the way up into the face and the head. And the muscles, just softening in that image, that idea of warm sunlight. And when the entire body is filled, that sense, warmth and ease, just letting go of that image, allowing the feeling to remain, and just bringing the attention back into the body, back to the space around you, before gently opening the eyes again....


Duration3 min

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