Self-soothing by movement. These are things that make us feel good in our body and can alter our emotional state. Whether we enjoy swimming or dancing, yoga/stretching, or just taking a nice walk, movement can be a way to self-soothe … Continue reading
There sure is a lot going on out there. Let’s continue self soothing techniques. Last time we talked about touch. This time let’s talk about scent. Our sense of smell can be of tremendous help when we want to relax. … Continue reading
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