INTERACTIVE FIVE STEP SELF TIME OUT.
WHEN I TRY I AM DOING A GREAT JOB!
I can choose to take a Five Step Self Time Out.
I can choose to remember that what is bugging me can not calm me down.
I can choose to remember that what is bugging me does not help me know what I am feeling and can not take care of my feelings.
I can choose to remember to look away from what is bugging me. It is not keeping me safe.
I can choose to remember I am not just my impulses.
I can choose to remember I am not just my thinking.
I can choose to breathe slowly.
I can choose to wait until my heart is beating softly.
I can choose to listen closely to my insides.
I can choose to be my whole body.
You can choose to follow the five steps.
Make your selections and then PRINT your work.
You can choose to collect your work in a notebook
and notice HOW your PLANS change.
This tool has fewer choices and less complicated ideas
than the ADULT version.
I can make a new plan to take care of my own feelings and needs.
First I can choose to seek support from:
Then I can choose to make a new plan based on my feelings and needs.
I can choose to remember to praise myself for doing a good job of self care.
I can choose to be thankful that I remembered what to do.
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Connie Bonner-Britt, MA and Chuck Britt, MA