As some of you may know, I’m currently in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy program for Borderline Personality Disorder. Last week, we talked about self-soothe strategies that involve using your five senses to calm you down. Using your senses, you can effectively calm yourself down during times of high distress. I personally love channeling sounds and […]
An anxiety tool kit is a collection of objects and/or resources that you can use to calm yourself down during stressful times. It can be portable (in the form of a wristlet or section of your bag), virtual (in the form of bookmarked links and images), or in a box at home. I made a portable tool kit in therapy last summer, and it was helpful for those summer parties where I felt socially awkward and nervous to meet new people.