self-soothing

self-soothing

A deliberate effort to calm oneself. It is an alternative to the use of medications, alcohol, or drugs for managing anxiety and stress, eating disorders, or insomnia.
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And so it was with Arthur: Adam's judgment of him, Adam's grating words, disturbed his self-soothing arguments.
Do you go for self-soothing methods or carry your baby every time she cries?
Conversely, in the United States, the values of independence and individualism shape sleep practices for infants, with these practices often focused on establishing separate sleep spaces and encouraging infants' self-soothing (Jenni & O'Connor, 2005).
At post-test, all EG infants used the provided soft taglet (comforting blanket) with positive feedback from parents, and had a wider variety of appropriate self-soothing methods than the infants in the CG (Fisher's exact test p=0.
The introduction of self-soothing and containment strategies--ways to manage difficult emotions--while initially met with apprehension, was progressively accepted by the client, and these strategies gradually became alternatives to self-injury.
He was not self-soothing, he was not sleeping when they said he would and nothing we were doing seemed to stop him from crying.
She details how the therapy does not focus on the acquisition of skills, sees self-soothing as a more advanced ability addressed once the adolescent can experience and identify states of connection and calm in relationships, places greater responsibility for regulation on therapists, uses different intervention strategies based on attachment patterns, sees all emotional expression as attachment based, and views adolescent therapy as different from child treatment.
That's how I tuck myself in and my self-soothing method.
Those who have not found comfort in self-soothing methods may prefer to seek professional help which may result in a prescription.
According to Ernie, drawing energizes him and provides a therapeutic and self-soothing outlet to help improve his social skills and increase his confidence.
Lessons include self-soothing and regulating emotions.