One of the most vital of all life skills is soothing; the art of calming oneself down, restoring perspective and remembering to be kind to oneself. Too often, because we were never properly soothed by others as children, we have no idea how to soothe ourselves as adults. We need to learn the significance of soothing.
The ability to soothe ourselves and others lies at the heart of resilience and our capacity to cope with life’s challenges. Fortunately, we can teach ourselves how to reassure and calm ourselves, even if we haven’t experienced this nurturing as a child.