Calming Strategies
5-Point Scale
Which level is this on the 1-5 scale
Meaning of Levels on the 1-5 scale
100

Name 2 calming strategies you learned

rainbow breathing, box or square breathing

100

What colour is a 3 on a 5 point scale?

What does this level mean?

yellow.

irritated, frustrated, being silly

100

3 Frustrated

100

Level 1 means

calm

200

Name 2 ways that calming strategies help you

Coping Skills can: calm me down, help me make better decisions, boost my mood, help me to not react negatively, keep me from yelling or saying something that hurts someone else's feelings

200

Name 2 ways the 5-point scale can help you

 become more aware of emotions, thoughts, actions; helps me to identify how/when to use a calming strategy; more aware of when I am reaching my limit; etc.

200


3 I'm Annoyed

200

Level 2 means

generally happy, content

300

Is there one strategy you remember how to freeze and unfreeze that makes you feel calm?


300

Name 2 ways you can remember to check-in with your 5-point scale when you are in a not-so-good mood. 

print it out, 

have a picture 

Remember it in my mind

300

5 Furrious
300

Level 3 Means

getting irritated, annoyed ,upset, being silly

400

What is something you can say if you are feeling like you have too much energy and cant focus on what you are being asked to do?

I need a break

400

True or False: The 5-point scale will allow me to identify when I am getting irritated so that I can choose to act or say something appropriate. 

True. 

400


1 Calm

400

Level 4 means

You are offended, mad, agitated, disgruntled but you are still able to make some choices to use your calming strategies to get back in control

500

True or False: When you tell someone what that you need a break you should ask and wait for the person to respond before leaving the table or your chair.

True - it is polite to wait until the other person acknowledges that you need a break.

500

Describe what your level 3 on your 5 point scale looks like and how you might manage your mood better at the level.

 1 coping skill in your tool box

 to manage a level 3 mood. 

500

4 Really Mad

500

Level 5 means

You feeling very big emotions and very big behaviours that match the emotion:

Upset - like crying

Angry - You should still be able to think of a calming strategy - even if this means removing yourself from the room or the situation or taking a break away from people.

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