Half Smile, Willing Hands: How a simple technique can help calm you down

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Great article I was quoted in by Luisa Colón in Elemental on how a simple technique of smiling and facing your palms up can help you calm down by regulating our own and others’ emotions. This practice can help encourage acceptance of your current situation and act as a distress tolerance skill. “When we’re piecing together information about how to react to a complex situation, our smile essentially tells our brain that there’s reason to feel good about things.”

To read the article and learn more about the facial feedback hypothesis, click here.