Remember ‘Divide and Conquer’ — if you can divide a negative reaction into its parts (mental image, mental talk, and emotional body sensation), you can conquer the sense of being overwhelmed. In other words, eliminate the negative parts by loving them to death. ~ Shinzen Young, “The Power of Gone”
There you go. Reactions have visual, auditory, and kinesthetic components that you can investigate.
From Tricycle Daily Dharma. His article about his technique for increasing awareness, Just Note Gone, is well worth reading.