Simple things to do in scary situations

Updated: Dec 20, 2018

London Bridge station is a busy transport hub where hundreds of commuters pass through on a regular basis. A few months ago, terrorists drove a van into pedestrians near London Bridge station and then went on a rampage, armed with knives. That was Friday evening. Now it was the weekend and soon it would be Monday morning again – time to take that train into London once more.

It is only natural that commuters would feel afraid, or at the very least apprehensive! I certainly wasn’t looking forward to that journey, and I guess I wasn’t alone. But what could a commuter do to make this journey manageable?

Well, I decided to take some of my own medicine: two simple techniques – EFT and Mindfulness. And since I thought fellow travelers might benefit from it too, I shared this in a live Facebook video.

The first video uses Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/Tapping to address the fear on the train journey.

The second video uses Mindfulness to navigate the station and its surroundings.

What I hope these videos demonstrate first and foremost, though, is how simple and adaptable these techniques are. No lengthy meditation sessions, yoga pants or appointment with a practitioner – you can do it yourself wherever you are!