Share on Pinterest It’s no secret that we live in an increasingly uncertain world — be it politically, socially, or environmentally speaking. I find the following four tips to be very effective interventions when treating patients with anxiety. So the next time the news cycle or social media feed has your anxiety levels spiking, consider giving these a try. Tip 1: Breath-based emotional regulation and meditation Breathing-based regulation can be helpful in sociopolitical “hot” times. Consider practicing for 5 to 10 minutes a day, in addition to whenever you start to feel your anxiety begin to spike.