Some days I've found myself at high levels of stress without realising it was happening, and I find the 30 second technique is not enough to release it. What can I do
If you find yourself at a very high level of stress (anxiety) it will take longer – maybe 10 to 20 minutes – to bring yourself down to desired levels. A meditation will really help (PP5 - Meditation) If you find yourself already well above your stress limit, start using porpoising (going in and out of your Peaceful Place quickly) immediately to stabilise the level until you can get the 10 to 20 minutes you need to bring your stresses back down. If you suspect the day may be a tough one, start using the 30 second technique early on so the level doesn't get a chance to climb! Every time you go to your PP you release a little bit of stress - and that releasing is cumulative.