How to stop worrying

How to stop worrying

3 ways to stop worrying: havening, containment and looking for evidence



It can be difficult to stop worrying, particularly late at night as we are supposed to be dropping off to sleep. Here are 3 tried and tested techniques that will help you stop worrying.


  • Havening (0.23)  is a somatic psychotherapy technique that involves gentle movement of your arms and a statement.
  • Containment (2.17) is a physical or visual way of ‘putting down’ the worry, suspending the rumination until a time when you can actually do something about it.
  • Looking for the evidence (4.02) is a well-known exercise from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) where we look for evidence for and against the worriesome thought. Using our powerful logical mind helps us blow that thought out of the water.


I hope this helps you


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