February’s Theme: Self-Care

With Valentine’s Day, “Galentine’s Day,” and Saint Dwynwen’s day all around February most people think of “love” as a theme for this month (here are my other monthly themes). I wanted to use “self-care,” instead, because it’s the way we show love to ourselves and it enables us to show love to others! A couple years ago I learned about using hot chocolate breaths as a regulation tool: since I love hot chocolate and regulation I decided to embed it into my “self-care” theme for February!

When I read about “self-care” it seems a lot of people think it’s about make-up and facials. In reality, “self-care” is about doing the things that make us the most regulated: this includes eating a healthy diet (and avoiding any food allergies/sensitives if you’re like me), getting enough sleep (and maintaining a strict sleep/wake schedule if you’re like me), exercising, and learning to recognize, label, and honor the messages our primitive brain sends us through emotions. I incorporate self-care into my practice every month, but I thought I’d take this month to write about it.

Here are some ways that I’m incorporating “self-care” into my practice this month…

You can find my other themed virtual therapy rooms here.

You can find more themed sensory bins here.

You can find more themed prizes here.

And here are some ways I incorporate “self-care” into my practice every month…

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