Sep 15, 2022
Do you struggle with big, huge, intense emotions that effect your mind and body too!? I know I sure do and so do so many of us living with ADHD. This is because it can be super hard for our busy brains to regulate our big emotions in moments of stress, overwhelm, lack of sleep, or other reasons too!
In this episode, I share the STOP method with you. This is one of many methods to try calming your mind and body down leading up to those moments of chaos.
S tep away from the situation (physically remove yourself- take a break to practice that pause to take these next steps...)
T ake a breath that works best for you! I share some options, including, snake breathing, box breathing, or belly/balloon breaths.
O bserve-Use senses to redirect attention on what you see, taste, smell, see and feel! Or you can hyperfocus on one small thing and think about the details of that thing (ie: A bug on the ground, or a piece of art in the classroom.)
P roceed- Once your mind and body feel that sense of calm again, you can proceed with what you were doing and repeat the STOP method when needed.
This is just one of many grounding/mindful methods that you can try! Everybody is different and responds differently to techniques. It's all about trial and error to find what works best for you!
I also share in this episode that I am now an ADHD Life Coach with a fantastic company called "Focus Forward." You can discover more about this helpful resource and schedule a free consultation at www.focusforwardadhd.com .
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Please email me if your child would be interested in being a guest on this show! It's a great way to gain confidence and grow! Have a wonderful week!