Bad News?  Anxiety?
Get From Upset to Calm in 5 Steps
(with FREE Worksheet!)

Last week we got bad news. I am sure you had bad news in the past, too...

For us, our drug plan was cut off.  No warning. Now, everyone would get upset by the potential financial implications and by having been lied to for years by the administrators.

So yes, I was very upset. So was my husband.

Adrenaline started flowing. Negative thoughts flooded me: "Omg, this is terrible. We will have to sell the house when we get seriously ill! We will never be able to afford traveling ever again! We are ruined! This is not fair! We don't deserve this! This shouldn't have happened!"

Do you know what I mean?

Then reason kicked in. Frontal brain. I remembered that sometimes we need pain - even emotional pain to grow. Now here is what I did to get from upset to calm:

I took 5 slow, deep breaths like I always recommend to my clients. I felt calmer already.

Then I started to think how grateful I am to live in Canada, where at least hospital and doctor visits are paid. How grateful I am to be safe and not threatened by bombs falling on my head. How fortunate we are to have enough food, water and shelter. How bright sunshine is in the sky today.

How lucky I am to be able to help so many people feel better fast.
And how, in 10 years or so, when I look back, I'll probably just laugh about it...

I felt better then.

So here is my advice on how to get from upset to calm fast:

  • Step 1: Beat the Hormone Rush
    When you get bad news and feel the rush of worries and panic, take 5 deep, slow breaths.
  • Wait about 1 min until the body broke down the adrenaline.
    If anxiety seems to overwhelm you, take 1 or 2 caps GABA (a natural supplement). It naturally calms your mind.
  • Step 2: Reframe your Mental Picture
    Admit that you are worried and think about - or better write down - at least 5 things you are grateful today. Journal about it, if you like.
  • Step 3: Weigh Outcomes
    Then make a list of worst and best cases: (see below)
  • Step 4: Make a Plan
    And if you don't know, lay out an action plan to find out what you need to do next. Write it on your to-do-list or schedule it on your calendar. Get it out of your head.
    How are you feeling after these exercises?
    Better?     I think so. I did.
  • Step 5: Do Something Else and Move Your Body.
    So then it's time to go for a walk or to the gym to clear out your head.
    I like to do a TaiChi set. Others like yoga, QiGong, dance to music, play an instrument, play with the kids (real, outdoor play, no video games!!) Consider setting a goal for personal growth.

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Here is How to Make the Worst case - Best Case List

Take a piece of paper and write on the left side: Worst case scenario

Then draw a line in the middle and write on the right side: Best case scenario.  

Start with the worst case scenario first.  List everything that can happen if the worst case occurs.

If you start feeling upset, use the InstantCalm Formula to get from upset to calm fast. Then ask yourself:

  • Is it so bad that you won't survive it? Probably not.      
  • Are you strong enough to deal with it yourself?   

If the answer is no, reach out for the appropriate help:  Talk to a friend, your spouse, a counselor, your doctor or other confidant.    

Then consider the best case scenario and write everything that can happen if the best case happens. Then ask yourself.
  • How likely really is it, now that you are calmer?
  • How would you feel if the best case scenario is exactly what happens?
And then weigh the chances. What outcome is realistic?  

You may also benefit from talking with Dr. Christine about options on how to help you even more.

Watch her Self-Havening Training masterclass replay here:

other methods to reduce anxiety fast and get from upset to calm in record time

As always, please consider finding the root causes if you feel worried or anxious often. Reach out to Dr. Christine Sauer if you need help with natural treatment options for depression and anxiety.

Consider adjusting your diet and nutrition to feel better and adding nutritional supplements and essential vitamins for mental health and brain health support.

Once recovering, you may consider carefully withdraw from any psychiatric drugs that no longer support you - under the guidance of an experienced provider.

1. Havening Techniques

Havening Techniques are a psychosensory technique proven by neuroscience. It  reduces stress and anxiety, leads from upset to calm fast and has been proven useful to use with individuals suffering with depression, anxiety and PTSD. 

Dr. Christine Sauer is a Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner. Book a free call today to talk about your options.

Watch the Self-Havening Masterclass below and learn how you can use this powerful method for your own benefit.

2. The instantCalm Formula (by Dr. Christine Sauer)

This is a combination of feel-good methods designed to help you to get from upset to calm in record time. 

Arguably The Fastest Way to De-Stress and Reduce Anxiety and Worries in Record Time...

Go here to get the free mini-course and then Purchase the Full course to understand how and why this works so well.

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About the author

Dr. Christine Sauer

Dr. Christine Sauer, MD, ND is a German-trained, retired conventional as well as naturopathic physician, a Certified Brain, and Mental Health Coach and a Nutrition, Supplementation, Weight Loss and Emotional Eating Expert. Through her own journey from the successful owner of a large medical practice in Germany through the abyss of mental and physical illness to complete recovery, she discovered her unique process, combining education, life and health coaching, to help her clients to "Recover Your Sparkle", to achieve lasting peace, joy, and 5-dimensional health. Her mission is to be a beacon for love, joy, and peace in this scary world. Her hobbies are science, learning new things, cooking, gardening, and her husband and dog.
She is also an international #1 bestselling author, TEDx speaker, mentor and trainer for other coaches and a loving human being!

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