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Complementary therapies helped participants avoid negative feelings, such as loneliness, fear or exhaustion, the study found. (…) The most commonly used stress management techniques deployed were: tightening and releasing stress balls in time with four slow breaths; redirecting the ‘fight or flight’ response by tightening and releasing groups of muscles combined with slow comfortable breaths, and taking a sip of water and holding it on the tongue for ten seconds before swallowing, repeating the process three times.