Useful Tips and Exercises
Here are a list of useful tips and exercises that you can use in a group setting or as an individual. Please share any other helpful exercises with us. E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Jacky and Tania for sharing this with us.
Breathing Exercise – Ask participants to take deep breaths in 7 counts. Someone should count out loud 7 times as people breath in, and another 7 times as people breath out. People will be taking 3 breaths. Before each breath, explain that:
(1) The first breath is for our past. For the people whose shoulders we stand on. For past victories and hard times.
(2) The second breath is for the work we do now. For the undocumented organizers in the room. For the power we currently have. For Yanelli.
(3) For our future struggles. For remembering that we are part of a bigger history of people fighting for their rights.
Other Useful Resources
Some Simple Ways to Relieve Some Stress - From the School of Social Work at the University of Buffalo
You Really Need To Relax: Effective Methods - From the School of Social Work at the University of Buffalo
Stress Management: Ten Self-Care Techniques - by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University