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Thought for the month of October

Thought for the month of October

Magic Mommy Kisses

Each night I tuck you into bed
I brush my hand across your head
and in each tiny little fist
I place a magic mommy kiss.

Full of love and hope so bright
To keep you safely through the night,
Mommy kisses in your hand
To guide you off to slumberland.

If you should dream of monsters mean
Or witches with faces masked in green,
Of snakes that squeeze you oh-so-tight
Or darkness with no sign of light..

When nightmares hold you stiff with fear
A part of mommy still is near.
Just open up your hand and blow
One mommy kiss and nightmares go.

 

Self help :

Positive Self­ talk / Coping Thoughts Worksheet
Positive statements encourage us and help us cope through distressing
times. We can say these encouraging words to ourselves, and be our own
personal coach.  We have all survived some very distressing times, and we
can use those experiences to encourage us through current difficulties. 
Examples of coping thoughts might be:
 Stop, and breathe, I can do this
 This will pass
 I can be anxious/angry/sad and still deal with this
 I have done this before, and I can do it again
 This feels bad, it’s a normal body reaction – it will pass
 This feels bad, and feelings are very often wrong
 These are just feelings, they will go away
 This won’t last forever
 Short term pain for long term gain
 I can feel bad and still choose to take a new and healthy direction
 I don’t need to rush, I can take things slowly
 I have survived before, I will survive now
 I feel this way because of my past experiences, but I am safe right now
 It’s okay to feel this way, it’s a normal reaction
 Right now, I am not in danger.  Right now, I’m safe
 My mind is not always my friend
 Thoughts are just thoughts – they’re not necessarily true or factual
 This is difficult and uncomfortable, but it’s only temporary
 I can use my coping skills and get through this
 I can learn from this and it will be easier next time 
 Keep calm and carry on
Write down a coping thought or positive statement for each difficult or distressing
situation – something you can tell yourself that will help you get through.  Write them
down on a piece of card and carry it in your pocket or handbag to help remind you.
Difficult or distressing situation                    Coping thought / Positive statement






 

Author: Jill • Filed under: Featured, Poetry Matters • Posted: October 8, 2012 6:37 pm

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