A few years ago I created a Self-Harm Safety Box that generally went unused and unappreciated. Last week’s DBT class asked that, for home practice, we create a Distress Tolerance Box. Today, I did just that!
The objects I chose help with mindfulness and/or address self-soothing with the 5 senses.
Shea Butter lip balm
Anti-stress Eucalyptus Spearmint hand lotion
The Affirmations Colouring Book + pencil crayons
Affirmations from a friend
Silver glitter silly putty
Love notebook with notes from myself
The Happy Book
Wreck this Journal
Word Search book
War Heads candy
Embroidery floss (make bracelets/keychains)
Apple Cinnamon candle
Snowflake building blocks