Developed by Joe H. Slate at Athens State University, it is a three-step strategy designed to induce physical relaxation and inner balance.
Step 1. Take in a few deep breaths, exhaling slowly. Focus only on your breathing as your mind becomes increasingly passive.
Step 2. Join the thumb and middle finger of each hand to form two circles.
Step 3. Bring the hands together to form interlocking circles.
Step 4. Relax your hands while holding the interlock gesture. Visualize the gesture while affirming, "I am now fully empowered."