Cool Down Kits
A whole-brain approach to generate resilient responses to stressors and situational demands.
What is it?
A collection of items that help you calm down & self soothe during times of adversity
Gathering these items in one place helps you utilize coping skills rather than negative behaviors
What are the benefits of a cool down kit?
Fuels self-soothing behavior
Enables impulse control
Sustains attention and concentration
Advances the safe experience and expression of feelings
Inspires the identification and differentiation of internal signals
Facilitates knowledge of strengths and inner resources
Promotes the resolution of internal struggles
Stimulates awareness of problem-solving processes
Bolsters awareness of movement
Regulates energy and arousal levels
Communicates implicit information to others
Reinforces alertness to information processed through somatic means
When do I utilize it?
When a child looks like they may be getting stressed
Subsequent to an incident after the initial response has abated