How do you make your home a more soothing, calming, environment this holiday season? How can you provide opportunities for you and your family to Self soothe? Ask yourself the following questions:
VISION: what is pretty and calming to look at around your house? Are there any decorations that you like to look at that make you feel particularly calm and secure?
TASTE: what are soothing tastes and flavors available in the house? Are there any flavors or tastes that you associate with the holidays, like peppermint, hot chocolate or apple cider?
TOUCH: what soothing and calming things are available for to touch in the house? Are there warm cozy blankets? A warm fire? Soft clothes?
HEARING: what calming, soothing holiday sounds do you have around the house? How did you provide a calming holiday environment with sound? Do you play holiday music? Focus on conversation? Have a crackling fire?
SMELL: what smells like the holidays to you, around your house?