When I was seeing Bob, she asked me to complete a list of 10 things that I enjoyed involving the senses or activities. This exercise was aimed at improving my body awareness and giving options for distraction or grounding when I am stressed. I’m really struggling at the moment, so I thought this would be a good time to share my homework and remind myself of the options available to me… It also will force me to try and expand my lists in the hopes of eventually reach 10 items for at least one of the senses.
Increasing awareness of the body…
|Rainbows||Listening to music||Feeding the ducks||Stroking our cat||Lavender|
|Ocean||Child’s laughter||Working||Warmth of the Sun||Roses|
|Flowers||Beach||Going to the movies/watching DVD’s||Soft toys||Beach|
|Beach||Forest||Playing computer games||Water||Forest|
|Forest||Birds||Reading||Soft plants||Fresh baking|
|Fields – open spaces||Walking||Freshly cut grass|
|Cartoon characters like Winnie the Pooh||Art|
|Chatting to friends online|
Additions based on commenters suggestions in italics – Thank you 🙂
I added to each of the columns by writing it out here 🙂 I can do this, can’t I?