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Pause and Reset Program Activities

Presented by The Ohio State University Health Plan Employee Assistance Program, Pause and Reset is a personal support and stress management strategy for the staff of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in response to the unprecedented times we now face. 

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What is Pause and Reset?

Pause & Reset is based on the principles of RITS: Rest + Information + Transition + Services. RITS is a critical incident response intervention developed by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Inc. and is meant to provide a brief reset activity for a moment of calmness to help manage stress and offer support. 

The stress of the pandemic has effected us all and Pause & Reset is just one way we hope to offer support. We are here for you. And remember, #calmiscontagious. 

Pause and Reset Activities

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5 Finger Technique

Learn the Five Finger Relaxation Technique, which is great for relaxing anxiety and building confidence. Reflect on meaningful moments in your life, like a loving experience or nice compliment. This technique only takes a few minutes, but can have lasting and impactful effects. Watch the video to learn more. 

Boxed Breathing Technique

Learn the Boxed Breathing Technique, which is great for clearing the mind, relaxing the body and improving focus.  Watch the video to learn more. 

5,4,3,2,1 Relax!

Learn this sensory grounding technique that you can take anywhere. Engage your senses to invite calm.  Watch the video to learn more. 

Be Where You Are Technique

Learn the Be Where You Are Technique.  Watch the video to learn more. 

Accurate Affirmations

Learn the Accurate Affirmations Technique.  Watch the video to learn more. 

Yawn

Learn the Yawn Technique.  Watch the video to learn more. 

Step Back

Learn the Step Back Technique.  Watch the video to learn more. 

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