A Simple Technique to Stop Stress Quickly
We can all benefit from a quick and easy way to stop stress and bring ourselves back to the present moment. QUIET is an acronym for a simple technique that helps you quiet your mind in any given moment. Best of all, it only takes a few seconds!
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from psychotherapist Dr. Arnie Kozac’s audiobook The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills to Help You Maximize Your Strengths and Thrive in a Loud and Crazy World. In The Awakened Introvert, Dr. Kozac shares mindfulness and cognitive behavioral tools that will help you unlock the full potential of the introvert brain. You’ll learn powerful strategies to recharge after social interactions; improve your social skills; and take advantage of your capacity for quiet reflection, and sweet, sweet solitude.
What’s in this episode?
In this excerpt, Dr. Kozac shares a great technique for introverts who want to access mindfulness on the go. He offers a series of five steps designed to interrupt automatic mind patterns that lead to stress. You can do the QUIET technique multiple times a day, until it becomes a beneficial habit. We hope you’ll appreciate the many ways your new “portable mindfulness companion” will keep you feeling grounded and calm.
Arnie Kozak, PhD, is a psychotherapist, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and workshop leader at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
The result of the QUIET technique is a moment of quiet that ushers in the next moment, breaking the cycle of thinking that can give rise to distress. It takes only a few seconds to do this technique, so you can do it frequently throughout the day. Any time that you notice a change in your state from pleasant to unpleasant, you can get QUIET.