Basic Tapping Sequence for Your Body

Use the following activity to explore a strategy to manage feelings of anxiety by tapping on your body: (click on “Basic Tapping Sequence for Anxiety)

Distress Tolerance Skill, Improve the Moment

The following strategies from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help clients get through moments of distress by improving the moment:

Happiness Myth

In this video Dr. Russ Harris, a therapist who uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), explores three common myths related to happiness that frequently hold people back from feeling like they are living meaningful lives.

Ambiguity

The below steps can be used when an adult is struggling with making a decision, such as what to do with their kids this next school year

Social Support

During the pandemic, a lot of us aren’t seeing as many people as we used to, and sometimes we can forget who we can reach out to. Take some time to make a list of people you can include in your social support network. Once you have your list of potential people, try to reach out to at least one person

The Rabbit Listened

This is a powerful story about a child feeling supported by the rabbit, who just listened to them. Use this tool to explore what children need when they are experiencing difficult emotions.

The Invisible String

This book is a powerful way to help children visualize connections with their loved ones regardless of location or circumstances.

Soothing with the Senses Box

This is an intervention that can be used for children to find material around their homes that are helpful in soothing and calming during periods of distress.

Worry Monster

This is an intervention that makes worry tangible for children. It allows us to externalize worry in a healthy way while being able to identify healthy ways to cope with worries and fears that come in because of our “monsters.”

Dropping the Suitcase of Worry and Regret

This meditation is suitable for clients who may be carrying worries about the future or regrets from their past and want to experience a break from these burdens.