The video above is designed to help release stress and worries of any kind by putting them into a box and out of your mind. To do this, it combines hypnotic suggestions around a worry box with ASMR. You have the option of creating your own worry box in real life, or just watching and listening. As for the ASMR component, even if you have never experienced it, or have no idea what it is, this video can help you set aside concerns so you can feel calmer and more in control.
What is a Worry Box?
A worry box is basically a way of putting worries into a container so that you can release them from your mind. Something of the sort is used in the EFT protocol ‘Sneaking Away from a Problem’. It can be done purely mentally, or hypnotically. You just picture or think about your issue, maybe giving it a shape or form. Then, you imagine putting it inside some kind of container. It could be a lock box, a cardboard box, or anything else that feels right to you. If need be, you could wrap the box in chains, if it’s a big troublesome problem!
However, you can also use the worry box concept in a more tangible way. This can be a lovely metaphor for your mind to make this feel more real, and therefore effective.
To make a worry box, you will need:
A piece of paper
One or more pens
A pair of scissors
A box, bag, or even just a tissue
This is very simple. You just write your worries on the piece of paper. You could write a single word that represents your worry, like ‘Work’, or a name or title, for example ‘Uncle Fred’. You can also write a more detailed description, which has the benefits associated with journalling, as well as the worry box benefits!
Then, cut each worry out, fold it up, and put it in your box or other container. Now, put the lid on the box, or close the bag, and then put it away wherever feels safe. You can forget your worries for as long as you need. And if you want to take another look at them later, they are stored up safe for you.
This is also a great exercise to do if you wake in the night with thoughts bouncing around in your brain. Put them on some paper and put them away to keep for later!
What is ASMR?
There’s been a lot of hype around ASMR as one of the many ‘millennial fads’. Is it just a fad? And is it just for millennials?
How does ASMR work?
What is ASMR used for?
What if you don’t feel any tingles?
Various scientific studies have been carried out already to explore this phenomenon. The evidence so far suggests that even if you don’t experience tingles, you will still benefit from the calming, relaxing, mood-lifting aspect of these phenomena.