Breathe in for the count of 4 and out for the count of 6. This breath pattern triggers the calm down system in your body. You will feel a sense of well-being in your gut.
Put your finger tips just underneath your collar bone and tap with one hand and then the next. Find the right rhythm and touch for you. This also brings the calm-down system on line. Great for kids.
Place your hands on your shoulders and stroke your arms all the way down to your wrists. Use a firm touch. Repeat and notice how you begin to feel calmer. Continue as long as you need to. You can also use the 4/6 breathing pattern if you are feeling very stressed.