Tips to Defuse a Meltdown

Altman says before and during intense reactive moments, we tend to use a lot of “I feel” language. You might hear someone say “I feel like there’s no hope” or “I feel like no one cares about me.’

‘Although we are saying ‘I feel,’ these statements are actually thoughts and not feelings,” Altman points out.” By identifying the thoughts, we can identify patterns in our thinking and shift them.”

Tips to defuse a meltdown – Harvard Health

There are several ways to escape a meltdown-an overwhelming feeling of stress or anger. One strategy is to calm the body with slow breathing. Another strategy is to shift one’s thought patterns. This can be done by paying attention to one…