Quick Anxiety Technique for Fearful Times

stoplight“Stop Light” Anchoring Technique

With all of the chaos of todays world, we can often feel apprehensive, feel that icky butterfly/queasiness in our bellies, feel exhausted, unmotivated, flat, and “lost”.

When our children’s fears are added in to the mix, it really ramps up our own response.

The following ANCHORING technique is a quick way to get your body aligned into a more harmonious and empowered place, and it’s very simple to teach our children as well. It is something I teach my clients to overcome the feelings of fear and insecurity, exhaustion, and powerlessness so many of us live with every day.

Visualize a stop light with the 3 colors of red on the bottom, yellow in the middle, and green on the top. Imagine the stop light on your body, with the red light just above your pubic bone, the yellow light over your heart center, and the green light on the “third eye”.

Each color has an associated affirmation and intended state….

RED is “I am SAFE” (red representing love, coziness, comfort)
YELLOW is “I am CALM” , or energized, or whatever state you desire in the moment. In this particular time you may want it to be “LOVING” and see yourself sending healing love and light to your own loved ones and the victims of this tragedy. (yellow representing a sunburst of energy)
GREEN is “I am POWERFUL” (green represents new leaf growth, manifesting power)

When you visualize, say the affirmation of each thing and train your body to associate a finger with each phrase, color, and state.

RED “I am safe” THUMB – See the light glowing and a comforting feeling flowing in.
YELLOW “ I am calm” INDEX FINGER – See the light activated and pulsating like a sun.
GREEN “I am Powerful” THIRD FINGER – See yourself beaming a light out of your forehead, commanding the universe with what you want to manifest in that moment…be it healing, a feeling of security, confidence, or success.

Put all three fingers together to “activate” and integrate all 3 states simultaneously.

To use, put the fingers together and quickly say and feel the states of being. Visualize yourself EMPOWERED, COURAGEOUS, AND MANIFESTING YOUR DESIRES. Once you program your brain with this physical action your body will begin to associate it with the state you’re intending, and it will quickly shift gears.

Please take the time to learn this and share it with your children…it is powerful, effective and can be used in all sorts of situations. May you find comfort in this fearful time, and more tools can be found in my past newsletter archive.

© Bambi Thompson


About Bambi Thompson

Bambi Thompson, OTR/L is an Anxiety Transformation and Breakthrough Specialist who trains your brain to reroute stress,limiting beliefs, and insecurity to a new path of clarity, calm, and confidence—ultimately unleashing your success. Bambi's approach to empowered transformation brings the neuroscience to the metaphysical, and in the most straightforward English imaginable—your brain will be rewired but your head won't spin. Bambi is an Occupational Therapist, an Intuitive and Energy Healer, and a Panic Disorder survivor who's toolbox pulls from neuroscience, spirituality, energy medicine techniques, and her deeply empathetic nature. Her unique and powerfully successful approach involves teaching you the tools to re-program yourself for inner peace, goal achievement, and success. The results? Profound change in all aspects of your life!
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3 Responses to Quick Anxiety Technique for Fearful Times

  1. Thanks for sharing, Bambi. I think many parents are in need of techniques like, especially after the events in CT.

    • There truly is such a need to empower parents with these tools, so they can not only stay grounded themselves, but to also help their children through their fears and challenges.

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