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DaniMysterio

48d

How do you self-regulate during meltdowns/shutdowns?

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    • Lizanne

      24d

      Silence an being in nature or around my dogs.

    • Lizanne

      24d

      Silence an being in nature or around my dogs.

    • Sweetiebelle

      32d

      I like to put in earbuds and listen to thunderstorm noises.

    • ee54

      36d

      I listen to music

    • Galili

      37d

      It's hard, a shower helps

    • spitebun

      37d

      If I'm home I have a bunny that I will snuggle with and pet, I find that very grounding. I personally will hug myself and rock back and forth gently. Something about the movement is soothing. For anxiety attacks I really like using the senses, I.E. what is something you can see, feel, taste, touch, and smell

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Some people use various methods to self-regulate during meltdowns or shutdowns. These include using happy stims, repeating calming phrases like "I'm okay", seeking out small, safe spaces, watching sensory videos on YouTube, writing about their feelings, coloring, listening to music, avoiding triggering situations, engaging in special interests, using earplugs to reduce noise, carrying small squishy items or play dough for tactile stimulation, focusing on the senses, limiting stimulation, and using comfort items. Some also allow themselves to feel their emotions without forcing themselves out of the shutdown, while others use their phones to communicate when they can't speak.

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