Ways to protect yourself emotionally when you can’t physically leave the situation.

  1. Imagine a barrier between yourself and the person or the situation;
  2. Focus on something else in the environment;
  3. Mentally repeat a phrase that helps (such as “I can handle this”);
  4. Breathe as deeply as you can without being obvious;
  5. Picture yourself surrounded by protection (guards, angels, animals and friends);
  6. Mentally surround yourself with a strong, comforting or protective color;
  7. Mentally surround yourself with a force field or supernatural shield

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