Body awareness

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…

Visual/Sight Sound/Hearing Activities Touch Smell
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
Photography Waterfalls Photography Cinnamon
Fields – open spaces Walking Freshly cut grass
Animals Writing
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?

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4 thoughts on “Body awareness

  1. Yes, you can do it. You can make the list AND you can use the techniques to keep you here.

    You forgot one that’s been important to me in recent times – chatting to friends online. 🙂

  2. Hi Hon, I wondered about the scent of cinnamon, or vanilla, or fresh cut grass…also, do you think you’d enjoy the feel of working with clay?

  3. Thank you all for your suggestions… I’ve added the ones that I enjoy or use to the table 🙂

    One of the aims of writing this post was to get me interacting with people and thinking about something positive – you’ve all helped with that… Thank you. I know I’m stuck in negative thinking and I need to find ways to chip away at that.

    Take care,
    CG

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