• Todd Schmenk

How to Defuse in 5,4,3,2,1

This mindfulness technique helps you to become more present to the current moment. This is helpful in that when we are worried or anxious, it is because our minds are focused on the future.

While this is a necessary component of life, if we focus too much attention there, we become hypersensitive. This technique addressed this phenomenon. An easy to use approach to decreasing emotional distress, anytime anywhere.

The 5,4,3,2,1 method is a mindfulness stress management technique that helps you to become more present to the current moment. This is helpful in that when we are worried or anxious, it is because our minds are focused on the future.

While this is a necessary component of life, if we focus too much attention there, we become hypersensitive. This technique addressed this phenomenon. This is one of the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) areas of focus, present moment, which is an openness skill.


You can get a worksheet to remember how to do this away from your media device (something that is highly advised) by going here to WellnessTalks.Org.

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