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Here is a list of 15 coping skill videos for anxiety. I’m sure there are many more. These are just a few of the simplest video explanations of some skills that come to mind when I think of anxiety.

*Disclaimer: This article and website are not a replacement for therapy for individuals or clinical supervision for professionals.

Please also note that the videos from DBT-RU represent skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy’s group of skills called Crisis Survival Skills. These skills, in short, are meant to soothe high levels of emotions that threaten to lead to unhelpful actions. They are largely meant to be short-term solutions aimed at preventing a crisis moment from worsening. Therapists, please seek clinical supervision for more information. Individuals, please seek mental health support for personalized care.

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Self Soothe

4-7-8 Breathing Technique

Square Breathing Visual

Intrusive Thoughts and Overthinking: The Skill of Cognitive Defusion 20/30

Breathing Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety | Dr. Andrew Huberman on the Physiological Sigh

The 5-4-3-2-1 Method: A Grounding Exercise to Manage Anxiety

Ride the Wave Skill – Hannah Wright

Pelvic Floor Relaxation: Anxiety Skills #10

Anxiety Hack: Soften the Gaze: Panic Attacks and Tunnel Vision: Anxiety Skills #9

Distract with Accepts

IMPROVE

DBT Emotion Regulation #10: Coping Ahead

EFT Tapping Sequence

Catastrophizing: How to Stop Making Yourself Depressed and Anxious: Cognitive Distortion Skill #6

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