top of page
Search

15 Ways to Calm Yourself When Triggered

Updated: May 16, 2023




Connie Diffenderfer, BSN, RN, NC-BC, BC-MHC


  1. Recognize and accept your feelings without judging them. You are enough as God created you. You are important. You are worthy. You are loveable. You have a purpose.

  2. Journal.

  3. Take 3-5 deep breaths using the 5-2-8 method or the box method of 4-4-4-4

  4. Magnesium is known to be very calming and many people are deficient in it. (Not medical advice. Please discuss with your physician.)

  5. Take a nap. Even 15 minutes can calm your nervous system and give you a refreshed feeling.

  6. Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts, fractionated coconut oil, 1/4 c. of apple cider vinegar, and essential oils like lemon, lavender, eucalyptus, and spearmint have been very helpful when I am feeling activated. (Consult with a physician if any contraindications. )

  7. Do a guided meditation. Can can be combined with tapping (Butterfly or EFT). I offer faith based meditation/mindfulness in my Overcomers in Him Self Paced Online program.

  8. Minimize stimulus. (Especially if suffering with/as HSP, C-PTSD, &/or PTSD)

  9. Get outside. Go for a walk, get barefoot, etc.

  10. Comfort box. This is something I do with my 1:1 clients.

  11. Don’t make any significant or permanent decisions while activated/triggered.

  12. Get a massage. Even if it’s just someone rubbing your feet, massaging your scalp, or using a massage chair. This is relaxing to your body and will cause healthy hormones to be secreted. Massage effects can last for several days.

  13. Exercise or just dance. This releases endorphins that lower pain levels (emotional & physical) and helps get rid of the cortisol circulating in your body.

  14. Pick a playlist of music you enjoy. This can be combined with dancing or just to relax.

  15. Cold Dive/Therapy: Splash some cold water on your face or even just let it run over your hands or feet. Drink a glass of ice cold beverage. This stimulates the vagus nerve and signals your body to relax. (Use caution and consult physician if unstable or low blood pressure.)

MEDICAL WAIVER

Not Medical Advice

All content from Overcomers In Him Life Coaching, LLC including text, images, audio, video, course material, or other formats was created for informational and educational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be treated as such.

Medical Assistance

You must never rely on the information provided by Overcomers In Him Life Coaching, LLC as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something that you have read on this website.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, seek immediate medical attention. Never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice or discontinue treatment because of information provided by Overcomers In Him Life Coaching, LLC.

No Endorsement

Overcomers In Him Life Coaching, LLC does not endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, or procedures. Links to educational content not created by Overcomers In Him Life Coaching, LLC are taken at your own risk. Overcomers In Him Life Coaching, LLC is not responsible for the claims of external educational resources and companies


Sign up for the Overcomers in Him Newsletter Here: https://mailchi.mp/72ffd9cd8cc7/overcomers-in-him


Commenti


bottom of page