The best self-soothing techniques for adults
Why we need it: Children are prone to getting upset or throwing tantrums rather frequently.
Taking back control: When there’s no one around to provide that soothing touch, or we simply don’t want to overload our loved ones.
Roots in DBT: Self-soothing is a practice rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and was initially developed to help those who frequently experience intense emotions.
What is self-soothing: Self-soothing is a strategy that helps us regulate our emotions in times of distress.
Self-soothing vs. interactive soothing: Many of us turn to a loved one when we’re in need of comfort and support.
The importance of resilience: However, we don’t always have the right person around when something upsetting comes up.
The health benefits of hugs: Studies have proven that things like hugging and skin-to-skin contact are effective in releasing oxytocin.
Change your environment: If possible, try to change your environment for a few minutes.