"Your captain has turned off the seat-belt sign. You are free to move about the cabin."
Oh my goodness, what a relief. I can move. I can breathe freely. I can be myself. I can (fill in the blank).
Today, air traffic safety is assured: I'm not piloting a plane. I'm working one-on-one with a client seeking to reduce overwhelm, pain and stress. But, when I give permission to move about, my client noticeably relaxes. I do, too.
You can try it right now, "Just allow your eyes to go where they want." Or, "See how your head and neck might want to move right now." As you bring attention to the body, what else happens? You might find yourself adjusting your position, maybe stretching, moving a bit to feel more grounded. And your breath might kick in with a natural shift.
Just permission, that's all. It's OK to be there as you are. I'm over here, with you when you're ready.