Quick technique to manage intense emotions - Change your body temperatureNov 14, 2023
Coping with urges in sobriety can be tough, and that’s why I’m sharing a helpful DBT skill!
When we’re hit with those strong cravings, our bodies go into overdrive, and our brains might not be getting enough oxygen to make smart choices.
Here’s a quick trick:
Try immersing your face in a bucket of iced water, holding your breath for 30 seconds.
Fill up a bowl with water
Put your full face into cold water making sure you cover your eyes and upper cheeks and hold your breath
This causes the dive response to occur which may take 15-30 seconds to start
Your heart blows down, blood flow to non essential organs is reduced and blood flow is redirected to the brain and heart.
Allowing you the ability to control your urges because you have calmed your body down and make better decisions.
Stay strong, and remember, you’ve got the power to make good decisions even in challenging moments! 💪❄️
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