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Sensory self-soothing techniques that can help us feel safe and relaxed

Published on Apr 07, 2024 06:00 PM IST
  • From auditory stimulation to tactile stimulation, here are a few ways to self-soothe ourselves.
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In times of distress, anxiety and overwhelming emotions, self-soothing techniques can help us to feel calm. "It involves using various techniques and strategies to regulate your emotions and bring a sense of calmness and stability. ⁠Self-soothing is an essential skill in coping with stress and managing overwhelming feelings," wrote Therapist Anna Papaioannou.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 07, 2024 06:00 PM IST

In times of distress, anxiety and overwhelming emotions, self-soothing techniques can help us to feel calm. "It involves using various techniques and strategies to regulate your emotions and bring a sense of calmness and stability. ⁠Self-soothing is an essential skill in coping with stress and managing overwhelming feelings," wrote Therapist Anna Papaioannou.(Unsplash)

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Tactile stimulation can help us to understand the texture of a surface and feel better. Squeezing a stress ball can help in releasing tension. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 07, 2024 06:00 PM IST

Tactile stimulation can help us to understand the texture of a surface and feel better. Squeezing a stress ball can help in releasing tension. (Unsplash)

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Surrounding ourselves with pictures of natural beauty and landscapes can help us to visually stimulate and feel happy. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 07, 2024 06:00 PM IST

Surrounding ourselves with pictures of natural beauty and landscapes can help us to visually stimulate and feel happy. (Unsplash)

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Creating a playlist of calming songs and music that we love to hear can help in auditory stimulation. It can help us to soothe our minds. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 07, 2024 06:00 PM IST

Creating a playlist of calming songs and music that we love to hear can help in auditory stimulation. It can help us to soothe our minds. (Unsplash)

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Temperature stimulation helps us to experience extreme changes in temperature. Applying hot or cool packs to the parts of the body where we feel discomfort can soothe the nervous system. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 07, 2024 06:00 PM IST

Temperature stimulation helps us to experience extreme changes in temperature. Applying hot or cool packs to the parts of the body where we feel discomfort can soothe the nervous system. (Unsplash)

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Gustatory stimulation can be done by brewing a hot cup of coffee or tea with calming herbs such as chamomile, lemon balm or passionflower.  (Pinterest ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 07, 2024 06:00 PM IST

Gustatory stimulation can be done by brewing a hot cup of coffee or tea with calming herbs such as chamomile, lemon balm or passionflower.  (Pinterest )

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