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.
Extended crying also releases 'feel-good' chemicals such as oxytocin and endorphins, that make the body numb and create a self-soothing effect.
"It happens as a way of suppressing or distracting negative thoughts and feelings, and is a form of self-soothing. In the short-term, it can feel functional, but in the long-term it can support a cycle of difficult and distressing feelings."
"By the age of eight, a child is able to develop self-soothing strategies with the help of their parents; sleeping alone and being able to settle themselves back to sleep if they wake up during the night are indicators of this.
And the word detachment--so jittery--here parallels the concept of self-soothing. Chang's speaker is assessing both the self and circumstance here, showing that what is done to us we often end up doing to ourselves, in order to avoid the shock of external damage.
Do you go for self-soothing methods or carry your baby every time she cries?
And if there is a situation that cannot be avoided, we will devise a relapse prevention plan, which might include asking for help or practicing self-soothing exercises.
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=0.09): both finger and dummy (pacifier) sucking (EG 41.7%, CG 0); only dummy sucking (EG 25.0%, CG 41.7%); only finger sucking (EG 16.7%, CG 25.0%); no finger or dummy sucking (EG 16.7%, CG 33.3%).
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.
Stories from our homelands, she said, allow us to work through great traumas, to make sense of them, to grieve and to move on; which led me to wonder if our modern children might lack knowledge of their own stories and, furthermore, were we moving so far from our original selves that we would soon no longer have that knowledge at all, or the ability to use it as a sort of collective 'self-soothing.