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Help For The Cycle Of Overwhelm And Withdrawal

Practice Exercise •  3-5 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3-5 minutes

If withdrawal is your stress pattern, you likely want to belong and yet have habits of expression that others find uninviting. Instead, soften, relax, and open your posture and energy. Find something that will bring you to smile. Engage with others -- make eye contact, smile, walk towards others, say hello, and sit in an open posture. Let others know that you're a bit overwhelmed, but want to connect and are glad to be here.