The Bridge Program: Burlington High School
What do you think a “Calming Box” is and what is it’s purpose/function?
This month, during our modules, the students are creating their own Calming Boxes. Creating “Calming Boxes” provides us with opportunity to create a tangible resource of objects that serve to distract and self-soothe us in times of distress. It is one thing to think about something, but another to provide a tangible object that is especially helpful in times of emotional upset. These objects are used to give immediate comfort and can serve as a distraction.
Today we will be focusing on the sense of touch. We will be making Rice Socks. Rice socks are used to treat both muscle pains and stress. When heated, they are a more effective tool for calming and relaxation.
Directions for making a Rice Sock
Fill sock with 1.5-2 cups of rice
Tie the end of the sock or secure with a rubber band
Place in microwave for 2-3 minutes (optional)
Throughout this month’s modules, we will focus on items or objects to add to your “Calming Boxes”. Each will have to do with one of the 5 senses. Some senses may be repeated.