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  • Writer's pictureDayna Sharp, LCSW

Calming Anxiety with the Butterfly Hug

If you've ever felt overwhelmed by Anxiety, or if you just can't get your mind to stop racing, the Butterfly Hug is a fantastic grounding technique that works for both adults and kids.

What is the Butterfly Hug?

The Butterfly Hug is a technique that comes from EMDR therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a technique that you can use in therapy while talking about distressful thoughts, feelings and events, but it's also something that you can use at home as a calming and grounding technique. You can also use the Butterfly Hug as a support to meditation. For instance, if you slow yourself down and concentrate on a safe space, feel yourself there, noticing the details of the safe space, you can then do the Butterfly Hug taps 6-8 times to really reinforce that feeling of peace and inner calm.

The best part about the Butterfly Hug, is that it also promotes a sense of self-compassion, when you place your hands across your chest. Self-compassion is a critical piece of healing and recovery!

Anxiety buster
The Butterfly Hug is a grounding technique that is effective for both kids and adults.

At Creating Space Counseling and Wellness, you can learn techniques like the Butterfly Hug to help calm you down and tame your Anxiety and feelings of overwhelm.

Call today to schedule a session! 856-281-1664


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