Do you find it hard to calm down or self-regulate yourself in moments of distress?
Or are you wondering how psilocybin can help you in your self soothing process?
If so, then you’ve landed in the right place.
Self soothing has been one of the primary life skills in this modern era.
With all the chaos, stress, and lack of supportive community that many are dealing with and having to move through in the present day, more people are looking for healthy ways to navigate their emotional health than ever before.
While learning healthier coping and self-regulating techniques can help you find emotional equilibrium, plant medicines like psychedelic shrooms (such as Golden Cap shrooms, Psilocybin Tea, and other types of magic mushrooms) can support the nervous system on a physical and emotional level, as well as support the treatment of others things such as lowering stress, experiencing better overall emotional wellness, and even microdosing for migraines.
Many people develop an innate ability to self-soothe from their childhood – but there are still so many people who struggle with not knowing about self soothing throughout their adulthood.
Thankfully, strategies for self-regulation can be built by practicing and utilizing your tools, – no matter your age or circumstance.
Read this article to learn about self soothing activities and techniques you can practice along with microdosing mushrooms.
And if you are ready to dive into your self soothing journey with the support of microdosing – sign up now to our private membership association, where you’ll receive the tools, guidance, community, and educational support that you need to thrive in your journey to better understanding self soothing.
So what exactly is self soothing?
In times of experiencing uncomfortable emotions and feelings (like– anger, fear, anxiety, grief, stress, heartbreak, etc.) more often than not, people choose to unground themselves and escape instead of riding the waves of these emotions and situations all the way through and out to the other side.
But as many of us know by now, – that is just a temporary approach until the same feelings eventually catch up.
To calm and reset your mind and body, a better coping method is to use self soothing activities and techniques that ground you into the present moment in a safe and effective way.
Self soothing is when you tend to yourself to regulate your nervous system to bring yourself to a parasympathetic state from a sympathetic state ( fight, flight, or freeze).
Combining mushroom microdosing and other self soothing activities can be a doorway to regulating your nervous system in moments of overwhelming emotions and situations.
If you are ready to experience this through the support of an informative space, and a conscious community, sign up for our private membership association now to learn more – its free.
But first, you might be asking yourself – why are self soothing activities even necessary?
The Necessity of Self Soothing
You may find it extremely challenging to center yourself in the present and to regulate or calm yourself if you regularly battle mental health problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, a demanding life, or often tend to experience a lot of emotions.
Whenever you are experiencing distressing emotions, your mind can get caught up in a negative thought loop, re-experiencing past incidents or even jumping to conclusions and getting fearful about the future.
Going through traumatic experiences can make someone anxious, hyper-vigilant, angry, and panicky.
Or even have them develop things like ADHD, often go into a freeze response, and find themselves procrastinating the majority of the time.
Life gets pretty hard if you are constantly ungrounded and dealing with symptoms.
You might find moving through life and even doing the most basic tasks incredibly exhausting.
You might feel numb and disconnected from yourself or find yourself always swayed away by the passing emotions.
To cope with these situations, you might want to behave reactionarily and take action on impulses that further worsen the present.
Coping methods like– overeating, alcohol, drug abuse, disassociating, etc., end up harming instead of healing.
They are called pathological and are often an avoidant form of self soothing.
On the other hand, practicing healing techniques and building progressive behaviors can benefit you from the inside out.
Self soothing brings your body to homeostasis and allows it to be in the present moment.
Practicing self soothing activities can:
- Slow down impulsive urges
- Increase pain tolerance
- Improve cognitive functions
- Reduce physical discomfort
- Decrease the recurrence of symptoms like– anxiety, panic, fear, stress, etc.
- Rewire the brain for a better belief system
- Increase your ability to feel and observe emotions without always acting from emotions
- Make it easier to stay grounded in the body
- Enhance the effect of treatment for complex issues like– PTSD, chronic depression, ADHD, etc.
- Help with taking better decisions and actions
- Lessen the time it takes to bring yourself into a parasympathetic state
- Increase sense of the present moment and vitality
Here are some self soothing activities and tools you can apply to support your healing process.
7 Self Soothing Activities To Practice In Moments Of Distress
Expand your self soothing toolkit with these activities and techniques.
Keeping them in your memory might not always be helpful because, in moments of frustration or exhaustion, you might not actually be able to remember them. So instead, consider the helpful strategy of saving this article and coming back to it when you need it.
The more you practice these methods – the more you will naturally rewire your brain to remember what you need to do.
Perhaps even take notes and keep them with you for an intense moment of need.
Try them all for a while to discern what works for you, and then put them in your permanent toolkit for longer-term self soothing.
1. Talk to yourself in a soothing way
Words are like spells.
Meaning that they can either build you or break you.
In moments of distress, our inner critic can be harsh. Be conscious of your inner critic, see where you are being unkind, and work on changing the way you talk to yourself.
Have a conversation with yourself and check in with your body. Talking to yourself is deeply rooted in somatic therapy; it helps you bring awareness to your body and nervous system.
Comforting and encouraging words can make you feel safe and relaxed.
Now, that doesn’t mean you have to say untrue words, but rather, try to talk with yourself as someone who loves you, cares for you, accepts you, and gives you space to allow the natural unfolding of your process.
Some comforting words might look like this:
- I am here for you.
- I see you.
- You are deeply loved.
- You are allowed to rest and relax.
- It’s okay to feel what you feel.
- Emotions don’t make you weak, they are messengers of your body.
- I see it is difficult for you, you are allowed to slow down.
- I believe in you.
But be conscious about not falling into a fixing mode. Simply, give space for feeling the emotions and the words.
2. Move Your Body
Moving the body releases endorphins and hormones that soothe your soma and emotions. If you are spending most of your time sitting or laying, the energy channels tend to stagnate.
Your body’s cells hold onto the trauma, stress, or memory until it is moved and dissipated.
When you move your body, the trapped energy and emotions can be released.
Find a method to move your body that you enjoy. Moving your body shouldn’t be a punishment but an enjoyable grounding and strengthening process.
Running, swimming, dancing, tai chi, yoga, sports, weight lifting, stretching, etc. are some examples you can explore.
Mindfully move your body and feel your body during your movement practice – and remember to maintain a constant rhythm of deep breathing.
Slow movements are usually more calming and grounding for the bodily system.
3. Connect To Nature
Earth has a frequency of its own that is in alignment with all living creatures and thus, incredibly healing for all the living cells on earth.
Most people in cities are disconnected from nature and live in an unpleasant environment full of artificial noises and pollution that end up weakening their health.
Studies show that spending even 20 minutes in nature balances our biochemistry and brings it into harmony with our internal state and our surroundings.
Our connectedness to nature influences and improves our mood, life satisfaction, cognition, and supports us in experiencing a positive attitude.
We understand that it’s not always easy to connect to nature in the world we live in right now. But here are some ways you can…
- Go for a walk in nature away from noise and walk barefoot on the grass to connect to the land.
- Go for a swim in natural bodies of water.
- Bring nature close to you by keeping and growing a lot of plants in your house, balcony, or garden.
- Use all your senses to connect to nature. Smell the air and flowers, listen to the birds, watch the details, touch the animals and trees, and taste fresh fruits and veggies.
- Sunbathe and sun gaze in the early mornings.
Do more activities outside. Such as– exercising in nature, playing in parks or fields, going on hikes, going for a boat ride, etc.
4. Practice Breathing Techniques
Breathing is one of those activities that we have done since the moment we were in our mother’s womb – yet for many of us, is still something that is challenging to master.
Notice how you are breathing at the moment; is it shallow or deep?
Shallow breathing doesn’t allow us to oxygenate our body thoroughly and completely release the built up gaseous waste that accumulates. As shallow or chest breathing doesn’t oxygenate the blood properly, it consequently, increases the heart rate, causes anxiety, dizziness, etc.
You might have noticed that when you are having uncomfortable feelings, such as anxiety, panic attacks or when you are going through stress, your breathing is shallow.
But when you change your breathing pattern, the body can tap into the parasympathetic state – and finally relax.
Deep breathing techniques allow you to oxygenate the body and balance out the levels of gaseous elements like– oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, etc.
Breathing exercises that you can do every day:
- Deep belly breathing
- Alternate-nostril breathing
- Box breathing
Practicing for at least 20 minutes a day will change your nervous system’s regulation for the better.
Whenever you need to self-soothe, just calm your breath first.
5. Express Your Emotions
Expressing whatever emotions that are present at the moment in a self-regulated and conscious way is another technique to soothe yourself and release any tensions you might be feeling.
How often do you express your emotions? If your answer to that is “not so often,” then you might often experience emotional stagnancy.
Because expressing positive emotions is generally more accepted, most people try to hide the other emotions that are labeled as negative or bad (such as– anger, sadness, frustration, fear, irritation, etc).
When you shame yourself or have received shame from society for feeling those feelings, your ability to express them gets blocked.
Now remember that expressing and reacting aren’t the same.
Reacting from an intense emotion might lead to a worse outcome – while healthily expressing them allows you to make space for them and release them in a more balanced way.
Some ways to express your emotions for self soothing…
- Write in a journal often to release the load you are carrying.
- Try painting to express yourself if you are struggling to find words.
- Practice screaming or punching a pillow when you are alone to express anger or rage.
- Stomp your feet on the ground to regulate the nerves.
- Don’t hold yourself back from crying. Crying releases endorphins to soothe emotional pain.
6. Pamper Yourself
Don’t overlook a good self-care day, or even a few self-care hours. Taking deep care of your body and mind is a basic need that deserves to be met to feel satisfied and happy.
Some self-care activities can look like…
- Enjoy a relaxing bath.
- Doing something that brightens your soul and lightens your heart.
- Engaging in deep rest.
- Cooking a nutritious meal.
- Drinking mushroom blends to relax the nerves.
- Playing relaxing music.
- Giving yourself a self-message.
- Microdosing mushrooms.
- Joining our Private Memebership Association.
Touch activates the sensory neurons that send our brain the messages that our body receives.
A loving touch can calm you down, lower your cortisol level (stress hormone), release oxytocin, and increase your emotional bond with others.
Today, humans touch machines more than they touch other humans, and most people are severely touch-deprived.
In moments of distress, fear, or anxiety, if you can’t find anyone to hug you, then hugging yourself is one of the best options for self soothing.
It really is – seriously, try it for yourself!
To hug yourself, cross your arms across your chest and give yourself a good ‘ol squeeze.
Hold yourself as long as you need to and feel your body grounding.
Try to do it several times a day to make yourself feel a sensory experience of love throughout the day.
8. Practice Techniques To Rewire Your Brain
Brain rewiring, or neuroplasticity, is the creation of new neural pathways to adapt to new thought patterns and allow for new ways of responding.
Although our brain naturally rewires itself after every small or big experience we go through, we can rewire our brain intentionally as well.
Usually, to change negative thought patterns, heal nervous system dysregulation, learn new things, and come back from the mind’s dark pits quickly, brain rewiring methods are used.
Through rewiring, it is as easy to generate negative changes as positive ones.
That is why it is important to be conscious of the habits you are teaching your neurons, and in turn, to make sure that you are not teaching your neurons negative habits and patterns.
When you need to self soothe from destructive urges, unhelpful behaviors, or fearful thoughts, try to practice one of these techniques…
- Practice EFT tapping to soothe yourself and change your thought pattern
- Practice the change you want in your habits, behavior or patterns
- Do mindful exercises
- Create something new
- Try something different
- Do somatic practices
- Practice meditation
- Microdosing to support reprogramming
To rewire your brain, consistency is key.
Experiencing permanent change depends on the satisfaction after the new change, the necessity level for the new change, and the outcome after the change takes place.
Microdosing Psilocybin For Self Soothing
Plant medicines like magic mushrooms are gaining their reputation as therapeutic substances rather than as illegal tools to escape reality.
And many researchers are finally opening their minds to these plants and doing more studies on mushrooms along with their healing effects on the body and mind. As shrooms are making their entrance into mainstream media, more people are growing their curiosity about these sacred medicines.
There are many questions that people have about Magic mushrooms – such as “what is microdosing?”, ‘’can you overdose on shrooms?”, ‘’how about shrooms vs lsd ? “how much do shrooms cost?” – which are all great inquiries to think about!
If you are feeling ready to dive into your magic mushroom journey – with the resources, tools, and people that can support you along your way – sign up for our private membership association now, its free!
Utilizing magic mushrooms can be supportive in complex trauma healing treatments, or even on a daily basis for lifestyle shifts and support in your healing journey.
When looked at as a healing tool, magic mushrooms can be one of the most potent ones – while also carrying beneficial long-term impacts.
- Improves nerve and brain health
- Supports the growth of neural connections to heal brain damage
- Greatly decreases symptoms of psychological illness
- Boosts your immune system and increases oxygen levels in the blood
- Increases bodily and spiritual awareness
- Opens up neuronal pathways to be able to perceive the world differently
- Makes it easier to access the flow state and increases creativity
- Connects you to the natural world
- Increases clarity and groundedness
Why Microdosing Shrooms?
Microdosing is using a small amount of magic mushrooms, instead of a full trip – think of it more like a daily dose of herb or medicine.
Repeated use of small quantities of magic mushrooms has a relaxing and releasing effect on the body. It might seem like microdosing is all about having fun and relaxing, but that is often not the full story.
It loosens you up to release the strongly held trauma in your body which can also serve as quite a magical experience.
So, when you are microdosing as a method to self-soothe, we suggest you combine the activities that are discussed above to support you during the process.
And if you need support to find a reliable retailer for microdosing products, Join the private memebership association today.
You Benefit from Self Soothing
Self soothing in essence, a process that allows you to build your relationship with yourself so you can then use that lens to build a relationship with the rest of the world.
When self soothing activities and psilocybin are used together, a full spectrum of healing is possible.
People who have complex and chronic issues to heal might find basic self soothing activities slow in showing long-term results. But that is where psilocybin can come in – it can significantly speed up the healing process and show you the result that you have been looking for, much sooner than expected.
Having the right resources and support in your journey towards self-soothing by utilizing microdosing is vital!
In our private membership association, we provide a community, along with the right resources and information that you need to begin the sacred journey of self soothing through the proper and most effective use of microdosing.
Are you finally ready to take the next step?
If so, join the private membership association today to access the tools, benefits, and education you need to feel supported and guided on your path!
We’re waiting for you.
*None of the information shared on this website is shared as medical, legal, or professional advice. If you have any concern, consult your licensed physician.