• Grounding Techniques

    Grounding techniques are helpful when we need a moment to step away from our intrusive thoughts. By utilizing grounding techniques, we are able to think rationally prior to making a decision or impulsive action. Some examples of grounding techniques include a 5,4,3,2,1 technique, holding an ice cube, or stretching. Grounding techniques can be used by any child or adult!

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  • Self-Care

    It is important to remember to take care of our mind and body by practicing self-care. Simple practices of self-care include proper hygiene, a routine sleep schedule, drinking plenty of water, and eating balanced meals. Try finding a new way to incorporate self care into your everyday routine!

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  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    When we experience anxiety, stress, frustration, or worry, our muscles naturally tighten and tense up. Progressive Muscle Relaxation allows you to focus on each muscle group, tensing then relaxing them to help let go of whatever unpleasant feelings you are holding onto. Find Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts on YouTube.

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  • Gratitude Journaling

    Gratitude journaling can re-train your brain to identify positive aspects of your life. Write down something you are thankful for, something good that happened to you today, or something positive going on in your life (whether it be a relationship, a new pet, a budding friendship, a new game, etc.). Focus on the positive things and remind yourself that everything has a silver lining.

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