Glitter jars -
I was taught about glitter jars during my time as an inpatient. I learnt the magic of glitter during a self-soothe class as part of an emotional coping skills lesson.
There’s no science, no counting, no acceptance and no forceful methods involved in the alteration of your emotions during use of the glitter jar - just distraction.
Making a glitter jar is simple. You will need:
- 1 jar (with a lid of course!)
- 1/10 vegetable oil
- 9/10 water
- glitter - lots of!
- food colouring
- anything else shiny
Add the water and vegetable oil together. Add a few drops of food colouring, all of the glitter and anything else shiny. Put the lid on (tight!) and shake it.
When you want to cut / binge / scream / cry, shake the glitter jar and watch until the glitter is settled. It’ll calm you and hopefully the emotion will pass.
thank you for this; it’s quite possibly the only method of calming me down that’s worked. when i’m in an episode, spiraling down, tearing my hair out, searching for anything that might inflict harm, hurling every verbal and physical abuse possible; this helps distract the warring voices in my head for a while.
because the voices are all just frightened children, scared of the world outside and themselves.
and we all know that children love glitter.
Dude, when I was your age, I forced my mom to buy me Pokemon cards.
You try to do funny things:
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