Yes, You Can Get Instant Relief For Anxiety

Woman in a bathing suit swimming in the ocean, about to push through to the surface. Light is pouring in.
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Anxiety makes us feel “hot under the collar.” But evolution has provided a mechanism to help cool us down. Enter the “diver’s reflex” — or the mammalian diving response, the body’s physiological response to acute submersion in cold water.

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Michele DeMarco

Michele DeMarco

Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t. micheledemarco.com