The Coping Kete

No. 2 – Small Moments of Expression

This week, to attain, maintain or regain my sense of wellbeing…

…I will practice letting the people around me know what I am feeling in the moment.  This could be a proper chat if I need it and it’s possible at the time, or it could be a simple, throw-away comment – not all expression needs to be in-depth and serious, even if what I am communicating is serious.  Sometimes, just saying it out loud and having it heard without judgement is all I need.  This week, I will practice starting small if the idea of expressing myself makes me nervous, by practicing sharing small moments of stress and distress – “e.g. man this is full on!”

Once I am comfortable doing this, I will add ‘Small Moment of Expression’ to my Personal Coping Kete for use during times of stress and distress.

Once I have practiced small moments of expression, I will be better able to give myself the chance to be supported when I am distressed. I can express myself to a friend, family member, help-line, key-worker, doctor, therapist, peer support worker, teacher, colleague, boss, class-mate, facebook friend, whoever is present at the time. If there is no-one around at the time I am stressed or distressed, I will call someone.

One Thought on “No. 2 – Small Moments of Expression

  1. … so I said “hold on a sec, this is a bit much, can I have a moment?”

    and they said “what’s wrong?”

    and I said “oh not much, I’m just feeling a bit overwhelmed”

    and they said “oh… yeah it’s stressy eh?”

    and I said “yeah. there’s so much going on”

    and they said “yeah.”

    and I said “yeah.”

    and after a little while we got back to it again.

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