When feeling worried, angry or stressed


Regain inner peace and reduce impulsive behaviours


1. Pause

  • Take a break from what you are doing


2. Breathe

  • Breathe in and out slowly and deeply to anchor yourself in the present moment
  • Think the word "Relax" to help concentrate on your breathing

3. Observe

  • Observe your physical sensations, thoughts and feelings
  • Notice what is going on around and inside you to help regain a sense of self-control
  • Stop dwelling on unpleasant happenings that worsens your negative thoughts

4. Take care

  • Do something that makes you feel supported and cared for, such as talking to someone you trust, or doing stretching exercises to release tension from your body


Student Health Service

Department of Health

June 2023