Get comfortable. Take some deep breaths and try to let go of tension.
Scan your body systematically, focusing on one part at a time, from toes to head.
Bring a sense of curiosity, noticing and relaxing around any intense sensations rather than encouraging them.
Now bring your awareness to your whole body as you take a few more deep breaths.
This is a powerful tool used in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, an evidence-based program pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It helps you reconnect with your body and trains your mind to be in the present moment so you can learn to better tolerate discomfort and recognize more possibilities.