BerkswichCE Primary School

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Re-focussing our Minds

5-4-3-2-1 Coping Strategy for Anxiety


When you are feeling anxious or panicky, try this simple activity which can refocus your mind.  Before you begin, focus on your breathing; taking long, deep breaths will help give you a sense of calm.


5 - Find FIVE things that you see around you.


4 - Find FOUR things you can touch around you.


3 - Find THREE things you can hear.


2 - Find TWO things you can smell.


1 - Find ONE thing you can taste.