The Amygdala is fully developed by the time a baby is born. The prefrontal cortex (the front of the brain) where thinking and planning take place, takes longer to mature. This may explain why it takes time for children to learn how to control their fears and emotions.
Automatic Negative Thoughts
Skill #1 - Recognize the A.N.T.s in our Brain!!!
Thoughts that “pop” into our head when an unpleasant event happens
“(Snap, Snap … “)
LFT - Low Frustration Tolerance
Labeling & PPD’s
- Personal Put Downs
When the BOMB starts “ticking” …
Skill #2 – Use Diffusers
When A.N.Ts arise, diffusers help calm you down and react better.
(Put yourself in their shoes)
Skill #3 -
“The Golden Rule”
“You’ll have to excuse my husband – he’s got compassion fatigue”.
“Looks like someone could use a hug.”
“Can you hit a SLO – Home Run “
Skill #4 - Make a DECISION
Skill #5 – A.C.T
Assertive Communication Techniques
I feel ____________ when ____________ ; Please ____________.
You can add “really” for emphasis …..
Saying how you FEEL
Ask for what you WANT
Frankie says RELAX !
Relaxation helps to clear the mind, release endorphins and helps you move on.
Now you got ……