Have you ever experienced a freeze moment in French?
How to deal with a freeze moment in French?
Imagine you’re talking in French and suddenly you’re in a complete blank : that’s a freeze moment.
😶Nothing going on.
Well, when I say “nothing is going on”, it’s incorrect because you feel a whole bunch of unpleasant physical sensations.
Your body and your brain are alert but the words don’t come out.
FREEZING UP?… BREATHE !
One way to deal with this freeze moment in French is to focus on your breathing.
This is the simplest and most effective technique we all have with us.
⚪Take a deep breath.
⚪Inhale (through your nose) for 5 seconds and exhale (through your mouth) for 5 seconds. Do this for 2 or 3 minutes.
By slowing down your breathing and focusing on each inhalation and exhalation, you can help to regulate your heart rate and reduce the physical sensations of stress and anxiety.
Taking a deep breath can help to calm your body and mind, allowing you to regain your focus and find the words you need.
Breathing has been shown to have a significant impact on our emotional state, and it can be a powerful tool in managing stress and anxiety.
Scientific resources that demonstrate the instant effectiveness of breathing in managing emotions.
Got 2 minutes? Watch this video:
About Heart coherence:
Got 35 minutes? Watch the beginning of this video:
Tools for Managing Stress & Anxiety:
And… what’s next?
If you want to do something long-term, it’s important to understand what’s going on in your brain and body at those times.
I suggest you read my article How to overcome your fear of speaking French which gives you some food for thought and practice on your fears.
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