Focus mindfully when self-soothing

When engaging in self-soothing strategies for each sense, focus your attention completely on the task – with mindfulness. For each sense, try something comforting (touch: stretch; smell: flowers; taste: sip fruit juice; sight: watch the clouds; sound: sing) and see which works best for you.

Source: Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotional Regulation @ Eddins Counseling Group: Personal and Career Counseling Services

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