What Is Dysregulation?
Dysregulation, also known as emotional dysregulation, refers to a poor ability to manage emotional responses or to keep them within an acceptable range of typical emotional reactions. This can refer to a wide range of emotions including sadness, anger, irritability, and frustration.
For Communicating When a Student Is Dysregulated........Say the phrases that follow genuinely and without sarcasm.
This could be difficult for you; what can you do to help yourself?
I’m not mad; breathe.
Let’s pretend to smell the soup and blow on the soup.
This feeling will pass. I’ll stay with you until it does.
We’ll get through this together.
How can I help? Do you want to walk with me now or in a few minutes?
Be gentle. No hurts.
Everybody needs to be safe.
How does your body want to move?
I’ll help you do that slowly and safely.
Let’s pretend to try to move this wall together.
What calming strategy do you want to try right now?
Use your words.
Give me a whole sentence please, kiddo.
Kind words and actions, please.
Let me see your eyes
Taken from the next section of the book that we have been covering : https://www.myteachersfiji.com/post/for-communicating-empathy-back-pocket-words-and-phrases-2