Recently, I came across a number of infographics with lots of different ideas, coping strategies and calming strategies and thought it’d be great to put them in one place for a handy reference.
Choose one or two before you get stressed, practice them when you aren’t stressed and you’ll begin retraining your brain. Don’t try and do them when you’re overly stressed as with complex ptsd you may well trigger the brain further by introducing something new. Consistency is key.
Whilst the first one is for parents and children it’s easy to adapt to doing things for yourself as an adult. Becoming childlike and having some fun after decades of too much serious and not enough curiosity does our heart the world of good.