Show 123 Emotional and Soothing Grounding Techniques

Not everybody wants to walk around or think logical thoughts. Not when the are trying not to gag, ralph or loose control. But you might be able to conjure up a memory. In this short episode, emotional and soothing grounding skills that might be of help.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

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There is an on-line service called My Noise, a custom noise generator. They have all kinds of stuff but I want to call attention to the Cat Noise Purr Generator. Personally, it creeps me out but if you love the sound of a purring cat and you don't want to live with them then this is the app for you.

A great idea is to build your on self-soothing kit. Carolyn at Creativity in Therapy has some ideas on how to do that.

If you want to know more about self-compassion or would like meditations that focus on self-compassion then check of Kristin Neff's Self-Compassion Guided Meditations and Exercises


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