These exercises coincide well with the Springboard workshops. They are designed to help you relate to internal experiences in a more open and flexible manner. As with any skill, this can be strengthened with ongoing practice. These exercises are from the portlandpsychotherapyclinic.
com website. Each exercise link is embedded into the name of the exercise.
The Mindful Breathing exercise is similar to the 3 minute breathing space from Springboard 101. These exercises are intended to help you become more grounded in your present moment experience with less struggle.
These exercises are designed for anxiety and help you become more aware of thoughts, feelings, and emotions from a stance of acceptance and willingness. The Acceptance of Anxiety exercise is somewhat more challenging.
The Body Scan exercise is another method of becoming more grounded in the present. It can be done lying or sitting down. It gradually draws your attention from the tips of your toes to the crown of your head.
The Leaves on a Stream exercise helps you practice letting thoughts drift by.
The Physicalizing Exercise helps you transform your unwanted experience into an object. It is intended to help become more aware of immediate reactions and drop the internal struggle.