Stress Relief With Freeze Frame Technique From HeartMath Institute

Shift from frictional consciousness to harmony consciousness. Cut thru stress.

Freeze Frame Technique

  1. Recognize the stressful feeling, and FREEZE FRAME it. Take a time out.

  2. Make a sincere effort to shift your focus away from the racing mind or disturbed emotions to the area around your heart. You can pretend that you are breathing thru your heart to help focus energy in this area. Keep your focus there for ten seconds or more.

  3. Recall a positive, fun feeling or time you’ve had in life and attempt to re-experience it.

  4. Now use your intuition common sense and sincerity-- ask your heart, what would be a more efficient response to the situation, one that will minimize future stress?

  5. Listen to what your heart says in answer to your question. Its an effective way to put your reactive mind and emotions in check and an inhouse source of common sense sense solutions.



Don’t start with the biggest, most emotionally charged issue you have. Start with a beginner level stress.


Notice what you’ve been going through around this situation: thoughts that keep recurring, feelings and reactions….

frustratration, worry, impatience, burnout.


After reviewing the situation and the head reactions --take a minute to review the five steps of freeze frame . Then relax and go thru each step.