Calming kit / Care kit. 

 

WHAT IS A CARE KIT?

This concept is something of a mental first aid kit.  Some parts of a Care Kit can be every day in order to keep a mindful life.   I also use this kit when the world seems to have been pulled from under me and it hurts to breathe and my mind is racing, etc.  

WHEN DO I NEED TO CREATE A CARE KIT?

It is recommended to put this kit together when your mind is well, in preparation for when it is unwell. 

 

Since we are all unique, everyone's kit will look slightly different.  These are items that bring comfort and bring about happy memories and feelings.

 

There are no rules, so you are able to create this kit in whatever way works for you - and then redo it if you find something that works better. 

SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR CARE KIT

-sweets / chocolate

-a book to read (poetry book, quote book, motivational book)

-a book to write in

-a book to draw in

-a coloring book 

-markers/pens

-my gratitude list

-stuffed animal(s)

-blankets - lots of blankets (for comfort, covering up, and also snuggling)

-a photo of a loved one

-a handwritten note or card from a loved one 

-list of mantras

-a folder (saved to a cloud drive, phone, tablet, etc) of funny pictures, inspirational photos, and other happy thoughts

[MORE INFO COMING SOON]

Relevant Pages:

   > Deep breathing

   > Distress Signal

   > Help Yourself

   > You Are Not Alone

   > Mantras

   > Grief

   > Do Not Give Up

 

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