Here is a simple, non-religious meditation from the Seaway Mindful Stress Management toolkit.
For additional calming, use one of these sitting positions* — or try them in sequence as noted in the meditation audio.
Most users report immediate stress reduction effects. However, you are the ultimate authority on your own physiology and feelings. We encourage you to pay gentle attention to your heartbeat and breathing as you try these—and afterwards.
*From the book Healing Trauma by Peter Levine Ph.D., ©2008.