Let’s continue with self-soothing and the ways to do it. The last time we talked about self-soothing, we talked about taste. Touch is another way to self soothe. Notice how things feel. You can relax in the sun, do some … Continue reading
We can also self-soothe by taste, and it needn’t be anything more than a small treat. A small bit of something delicious can uplift your mood when dealing with a stressful moment.
Next in self-soothing with the senses is hearing. Some studies have shown that birdsong may help us feel safe. Your favorite music can promote relaxation. There are tons of options available for finding a mix of sounds that can help … Continue reading
Self-soothing is another great skill for stressful times. We can use our senses to reduce the intensity of negative emotions. We’ll start with sight. You can count the number of places you see a certain color in the room. You … Continue reading
The R in IMPROVE stands for Relaxation. Things that promote relaxation are important tools for navigating ongoing distressing situations. Whether it’s the square breathing we’ve posted previously here, or another relaxation promoting activity like walking or yoga, taking a nice … Continue reading
Square breathing is a relaxation exercise you can use to relax before bed, reduce stress at work, calm down after a stressful situation or when feeling anxious, prepare for a stressful situation, and more. It can be done anywhere! How … Continue reading