Taste Have a good meal; have a favorite soothing drink (i.e. tea, hot chocolate); have your favorite ice cream; eat mindfully; have a mint or something with a strong flavor Hearing Listen to soothing music; sing your favorite song; pay attention to sounds of nature (birds, rain, waves at the beach and waterfalls). GetContinue reading “Self Soothe Skills”
The TIPP Skill is a quick intervention that is used to change your body chemistry, so that you can begin to regain some control and then look for validation or problem solving. This is especially helpful in a panic attack situation or where you have just been triggered and feel numb.
The Distress Tolerance Skill ACCEPTS is typically the FIRST intervention that I teach to my clients who just can not bounce back from high/extreme/big emotions. We start with Activities and the trick is to FULLY throw yourself into the activity for a set amount of time. Set a timer for 15/30/45 minutes. Check in withContinue reading “Distress Tolerance Skill- ACCEPTS”