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Have any strategies for dealing with anxiety?

Have any strategies for dealing with anxiety?

I ran across an interesting article on Psychology Today this afternoon. In it, the author provides four different strategies for managing anxiety, each of which can be remembered by a unique acronym. The first strategy is known as R.A.I.N. and was originally created by Michele McDonald (though the version below is attributed to Tara Brach).

R – Recognize what is happening

A – Allow life to be just as it is

I – Investigate inner experience with kindness

N – Non-identification

You can read about the other three strategies for anxiety-management at the link below. Let us know if you use any of them yourself, or if have another strategy you prefer even more.

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Hi Nate, I'm familiar with RAIN thru Tara Brach and found it profoundly helpful. It's actually based on Buddhist teachings. It does require effort and a consistent meditation practice but so worth it. Here's her website if you scroll down a bit on her main page there is a short guided meditation called the RAIN of Self-compassion. I encourage all to give it a try.


Thanks for the heads up!


Hi MrBigCat, if you like guided meditations, Dartmouth College has a small selection of different audio files listed on their website. You can take a look at them here: