Dr. Lucie Hemmen: Soothe Anxiety and Ground Yourself with the Butterfly Hug Technique

Dr. Lucie Hemmen: Soothe Anxiety and Ground Yourself with the Butterfly Hug Technique

Psychologist and author Dr. Lucie is back! This time around, she’s bringing our community an easy-to-remember and accessible technique that soothes a multitude of mental health woes. Whether you have a flare-up of anxiety, feel yourself getting stuck in an overthinking spiral, or are consumed with stress and overwhelm, this technique is for you. 

Dr. Lucie has over 30 years of experience working one-on-one and with groups to improve their mental health. Over the years, she has observed how various mental health afflictions have come and gone with whatever challenges the society is confronting as a collective at the time. Can you guess what challenge has been on the rise for the past handful of years? No surprise to many of us, the answer to that is anxiety. As the stigma surrounding mental wellness has faded over recent times, more and more people are being raw and honest about their personal struggles with anxiety.

Anxiety can show up in many ways - whether it be in social situations, work, general overwhelm...it’s a sneaky little bugger that finds ways to creep in many people’s heads on a daily basis. The level with which individuals experience anxiety is unique to them and can fall anywhere on the spectrum from overthinking, to full-blown panic attacks. One of the reasons we love the Butterfly Hug Technique Dr. Lucie teaches us is that it can help soothe your mental state, regardless of where you fall on this spectrum.

The past year has brought chaos and distress to our world and as a result, strategies to manage anxiety and related mental health concerns are needed now more than ever. Learning techniques to calm, ground, and soothe ourselves is invaluable education that everyone can benefit from. Including the Butterfly Hug Technique in your mental-health arsenal is a great way to be a savvy mental wellness self-advocate. One of our favorite things about this particular technique is its accessibility - the only thing you need to practice this is yourself. 

To see how you can learn the ins and outs of this technique and start incorporating it in your life, take a peek at the IGTV below, where Dr. Lucie walks us through exactly how to use the Butterfly Hug to soothe and ground your anxiety and overthinking woes. 

 

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