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Relaxation Techniques

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What helps me relax...

  • Massage
  • Meditation/mindfulness
  • Sit in a quiet room
  • Listen to music
  • Read a book
  • Play a game
  • Go for a walk
  • Warm bath or shower
  • People watching
  • Being with family and friends
  • My pet
  • Watching TV
  • Seeing a film
  • Cleaning
  • Food
  • Drawing/art
  • Reading comics/magazines
  • Taking care of a pet
  • Playing music
  • Cooking
  • Walking the dog
  • Exercise
  • Talking to people
  • Screaming
  • Thinking about good memories
  • Sport
  • Go out for a drive

Things that make me stressed or anxious...

  • Loud noises
  • Being told off
  • Unpredictable situations
  • Going places that make me feel uncomfortable
  • Being with people that make me feel uncomfortable
  • Transport not arriving on time
  • When my pet gets hurt or is unwell
  • Being woken up
  • Smells
  • Worrying
  • People judging me
  • Life
  • Being rushed
  • Not getting on with close friends
  • Remembering bad memories
  • Bad things happening
  • Work/college or school exams
  • Staying at home
  • Medication
  • Being in pain

This chart was created by the Buckinghamshire SEND Youth Forum.

Last updated: 7 May, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.