Self-soothing & comforting suggestions

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snapdragon
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My brother has a neclace with a tough peice of textured plastic that he can chew on when needed. If anyone is interested ill ask him again where he got it. He is on the autism spectrum. Has ptsd. My therapist has me visualize a beach scene from my last birthday. A sunset. I find it hard to pull up when i get obsessing over what happened
Need something different , more tactile. I was eating a lot of crushed ice coffee. Maybe i need to do that some more. Tactile stuff.
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Currently trying to wean myself off of benzos and that comes with a marked increase in anxiety (short-term I hope).
So I started using CBD oil (non-psychoactive compound of cannabis) and I feel that it does decrease the intensity of anxiety or a panic attack, though doesn't make it go away completely. And it tastes bad.
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River wrote: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:22 am I( don't know how to bump a thread. Hip-check maybe? :roll: :P )

I really find this thread extremely helpful, and I thought it might encourage new members.

River
Love it! hits home.
I received a tiny sequined teddy bear, I collect tiny bears, and it has helped so much after recent mental health break for repressed memory, Very soothing. Its soft and slightly poky at the same time, silky when pet the right way, so good sensory, it has a squish like a stress ball, it is portable, been taking it everywhere last two days. it has a slight pleasant smell. I love it. Made sure to have it while reading this stuff. will be sure to have it for therapy. Called shimmers. I also have been coloring like mad and drawing which is very soothing. I have had these coloring books for years but somehow at the stay at the helpy place they colored a lot and I haven't stopped since. And music. I recently listened to Gardians of the Galaxy mixtape. 1 and two, was great but music can trigger me if I listen to the wrong songs. childhood amnesia, ptsd, survivor.
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Elizabeth
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Thanks turtle, for starting this thread. Lots of wonderful ideas. I keep a list of what helps me. That way when I forget, I have my list. Some of mine are, reading, coloring, cuddle with my favorite blanket and my teddy bear. Now I'm adding coming here.
I love butterflies, they give me hope.
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I have my favorite blanket and teddy bear with me. I'm going to try and take a nap.
I love butterflies, they give me hope.
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Sweet dreams Elizabeth.

Currently snuggling with soft toy under pretend furry blanket.
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Sweet dreams, hugs if that's ok.
I love butterflies, they give me hope.
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Thank you Elizabeth. Hugs are welcome.

With care,
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I have extra pretend blanets and teddy bear to share. I have safe hugs, if anyone needs one
Your friend, Elizabeth
I love butterflies, they give me hope.
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sharing a safe hug with you, Elizabeth.
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