This was my very first YouTube video from way back in 2015!
Your body language is a very strong indicator of how you’re reacting to your anxiety symptoms. Since our goal is to learn to be non-reactive and not fuel the fear cycle, its really helpful to be aware of your body language.
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Knowing your rituals and tics and physical habits can help you see how you’re adding fuel to the fire. Once you become aware of your anxiety-related body language, you can start the work of extinguishing all these little things so your brain can learn that they’ve never been needed to keep you safe.
I talk about the use of video as a tool here. I suggest that everyone video themselves at least a few times during periods of high anxiety and panic, even if nobody ever sees the video but you. The value as a self-teaching tool is enormous.