DBT Skill Self Soothe

The next skill in the Distress Tolerance module I want to go over is called self soothe. Basically what it is is using your five senses to soothe yourself in times of distress.  Some people like to make what they call a self soothe box which is a box containing items they use that they find particularly helpful in this area.

The five senses:

Touch- Hug someone, wrap yourself in a warm blanket, throw some socks in the dryer and put them on, lay on a comfy bed or pillow, pet an animal, recieve a massage, wear your favorite comfortable clothes, have a bath or shower, etc.

Smell- Light candels/incense, smell a spice, bake/cook something that smells good, use perfume or room spray, etc

Taste- Bite into something sweet/bitter, drink hot chocolate or tea, eat your favorite comfort food, suck on a candy, etc

sound- listen to relaxing music, watch a funny movie/tv show, listen to asmr/relaxation sounds, talk to someone you love, etc

sight- look at pretty pictures, watch tv/movie, read, look at pets, redecorate your room, go to your favorite park and look at nature, go for a walk, etc.

- Ninja

raddrainbow asked:

Pssst- I know you're feeling down and need a break, but you should know that your art is pretty spectacular. Plus you draw almost everyday. I don't know how you do it! Your idea of doing some sketchbook work and chilling should be nice. Sometimes you just need to recharge. Treat your self! You and your OC's deserve it~ :3

T-t-thank you ;w; Your art is hella amazing as well <3

pedanticsoothsayer asked affectionatetea:

Maybe some pale Latula and Porrim? Like frog hunting or something (because, you know, space players and knights always get that stuff done).

wOW YES what a great suggestion!! lmfao i have no idea what’s going on in this bg tho, it appears my sense of composition has left the building. it must be trying to become a frog. maybe it just wants tula’s attention. (i don’t blame it)

Even the Fire Signs have to cool off

Normally the one thing that calms an Aries is letting them fume and get all of their anger and energy out. But sometimes they find people in life that know how to calm, sooth, and keep them in check.

Leo finds calmness in creativity and physical activity. This is a person who  feels calm after getting done with a project or after a good workout.

Sagittarius finds calmness when they finally have alone time to think and work stuff out. Usually a long drive by themselves or taking a walk clears their mind.