One of those things was saying something to clam myself when stressed.
I don't know where I picked this up. I am sure it wasn't my own thing, I must have borrowed this exercise.
I say to myself again and again:
Peace In The Valley
and I think of happy thoughts, places and people
If I am trying to calm the dogs, it goes:
Peace In the Valley of Dogs
Think of your happy place puppies! Chasing the ball, chewing on a Rawhide
It works. Crazy as it seems, it does.
I have even caught a Bestie doing this with her puppy!