Tools and Resources
Creating a record of your stress experiences will give you valuable information. Memory, especially of thoughts and events that accompany intense emotion, is often inaccurate. A record that you complete regularly is the best way to get accurate information about the frequency and intensity of your stress response.
The goal with this tool is to generate a list of twenty to thirty activities, both large and small, that you can do at different times to take you away from immediate stress, even if it’s for brief moments.
Balance Worksheet – Wants, Demands, Priorities, Shoulds
Which internal “shoulds” can you let go of to make room for your wants?
Which demands you can negotiate to put off or delegate to make room for your priorities?
This tool gives you an exercise and process for doing that so that more joy and fulfillment can be yours.
This podcast leads you through a gentle breathing exercise designed to help you calm your body and slow racing and worried thinking.
This video/podcast leads you through a gentle breathing exercise
DialecticalBehaviorTherapy.Net This website describes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Borderline Personality Disorder and provides links to useful resources.
Additional Relaxation Strategies