Skills for Taking Good Care of Your Self
Bully Behavior Curriculum Page 16
Author: Lynne Namka, Ed. D
OWN YOUR FEELINGS SKILLS
- I’m in charge of my own feelings. I let them happen.
- I tell myself, It’s okay to feel sad, hurt, scared, and angry.
- I won’t die from feeling bad!
- I let my body know about the feelings.
- I speak my feelings instead of stuffing them. Stuffed feelings come out in yucky ways later on.
- I listen to my body. My body is my friend!
- I feel my feeling. I call my feelings by name.
TELL YOUR FEELINGS SKILLS
- I talk about my feelings.
- I tell the person when I feel upset.
- If he discounts what I say, I tell him that I’m disappointed that he can’t hear me. I remember that not every one can listen to feelings.
- I find safe people I can trust to share feelings.
- I let go of the scariness about talking about my feelings.
- I feel better after I tell my feelings!
MAKE GOOD CHOICES WHEN THREATENED SKILLS
- I stop and breathe to send oxygen to my body!
- I figure out what is going on.
- I use my firm words to say how I feel.
- I tell the person what I want.
- I leave if I am not safe.
- I take care of myself.
- If the first person I talk to doesn’t listen, I find someone else. I keep talking until I find someone to help me. I deserve to be safe! I can call 911 or the Child Abuse Hot Line at l-800-422-4453 if others in my family or I am being hurt.