1. Everyone experiences stress. Stress is a natural part of life. Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress is defined as any event or thought, real or imagined, that makes you feel nervous, frustrated, or upset. Stress can happen too often and become chronic or episodic, which occurs occasionally or for a short time. While […]
It is rough out there right now. You are not alone. The Suicide Prevention Hotline has some tips for coping. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/current-events/coping-during-community-unrest/
~ There are just a few things that you probably can do that will help both you and your kids feel better and cope better. Many parents I am sure are overwhelmed with the number of ideas and suggestions out there. Here are just a few suggestions. ~ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindful-being/202006/mindful-parenting-during-covid?fbclid=IwAR2v71VQoEHgiVwy5fHvDpHIaJe8QesHskW-LTKkp7Igszj-aQcY25j1myw
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 when times are stressful.
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. Our favorite candle, fresh coffee, the smell of freshly cleaned sheets, breakfast cooking, grass or […]
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 stretching, have a massage, or go swimming. Enjoy a bath or wrap up in a […]