Keep your shields up and expect attacks to be stronger, almost panic like. Remember, just to think it with intent and if your motivation is pure that will work. A person doesn't need props. Those are for self aggrandizement.
I have found moving my outstretched arm in a counter clockwise movement starting from a point and expanding outward with a gesture of sending it back to where it came from to finish done with intent and having a pure motivation, seems to have a mitigating effect.
I've been doing something similar too the last few days. It's both hands with palms facing out, a pipe breath exhalation but making the word 'no'. It's kind of a stretch and I do it in multiple directions around my body. Seems to release some tension in my neck and shoulders.