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Tools & Coping Strategies

Not feeling well this week – tea & inhaler time

Hi All, I'm not feeling well this week. This time of year is difficult because my PTSD symptoms and pain increase. Nightmares and sleep disturbances are more common, and my sinuses get stuffy. That's when I use the R&R Zzzz (sleep) and Be Well (sinuses) inhalers. Tea works great too, so I was reviewing classes… Continue reading Not feeling well this week – tea & inhaler time

Aromatherapy

Self Care Challenge: 1/20/2020 – Aromatherapy Inhaler for Emotional Support & Panic Attacks

Action: Smell essential oil blend in the aromatherapy inhaler when I felt triggered, overwhelmed, or distracted at work.

Intention: Use the essential oil blend to bring me back to the present moment when I feel triggered or stressed out.

Reflection: Some people call it a "power pause". Others call it "mindfulness". I personally call it a sensory grounding strategy that provides emotional support + cold/flu/allergy prevention by engaging my senses - smell and vision.