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Staying Calm During an Emergency Can Save Lives

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Reason for staying calm

When faced with an emergency, you are biologically created to be reactive and to behave in an emotional manner rather than a thoughtful manner.

It is important to have a plan to keep you calm. Practice and rehearse routinely to internalize your plan.

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To reduce stress in the body and immediately relax:

Squeeze and release all the muscles in the body isometrically and simultaneously, three times.

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  • Breathe in to the count of three 
  • Hold to the count of three
  • Breathe out to the count of three
Repeat three times while telling yourself to relax.

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Close your eyes for one minute and focus your mind on some calming cue, for example, a place that you go to relax... a beach... the mountains... and hold that image three times to the count of three. 

It will reduce your blood pressure and lower your heart rate.

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