Self-Care & Mindfulness
PAWS
Boundaries
Communicate
Emotions
Giggles
100

Name 5 ways to practice self-care that are not hygiene related

Any appropriate answer

100

What does PAWS stand for?

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

100

What is a boundary?

Guidelines, rules, or limits to what is or is not okay

100

Name 2 types of communication styles

Passive, aggressive, assertive, and passive-aggressive

100

What are the core emotions?

Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and sometimes surprise

100

My child doesn’t think I respect their boundaries

At least that is what they wrote in their diary

200

What is 1 benefit of Mindfulness?

Respond vs React

Lower stress

Lower relapse risk

Relaxation/Coping skill

200

How long does PAWS last?

It depends! It can last 1 or more years!

Symptoms typically peak at 3-6 months

200

Name 3/6 types of boundaries

Emotional, mental, time, physical, material, and sexual

200

Demonstrate two styles of communication through tone and facial expression.

Any appropriate example

200

Describe why anger is often called a secondary emotion.

Anger is shown/expressed, but often there is an underlying feeling (sad, hurt)

200

Don’t you hate when someone answers their own question?

I do.

300

Name 5 self-care warning signs

Overwhelmed, Exhausted, lying, depression, frustration, complacency, self-pity, expectations

300

Name 3 PAWS symptoms

Inability to problem solve, Foggy brain, lack of coordination, Trouble concentrating, Memory issues, emotional overreaction/numbness, sleep issues, stress

300

Someone who is overinvolved in other’s problems has which strength of boundaries?

Loose

300

What is an example of an “I” statement?

Any appropriate example:


I feel…when you…Because I…I would like…etc.

300

Name 2 barrier to coping with emotions

Magnifying the emotion, misidentify, not being honest, denying feelings, can’t express them, messages about feelings being bad etc.

300

How does a cake show emotion?

It tiers up

400

Name 2 mindfulness exercises

Breathing, grounding, meditation, Body Scan, Walking, Eating, etc.

400

Name 2 skills to deal with PAWS symptoms

Vent, talk, set goals, know triggers, exercise, sleep, learn new things, manage stress, HALT, etc.

400

How do people get closer to our “inner circle” and have loosened boundaries?

Over time, with more exposure, respecting current boundaries, by our choice

400

What word is also a full sentence when establishing boundaries?

No.

We do not owe anyone excuses/reasons unless we want to.

400

True or False: You cannot do anything about your emotions.

False.  There is always something that can be done (regulate, manage, avoid triggers, cope with discomfort, self care, etc)

400

What do you call a cup when they show their emotion?

"Expresso"

500

Why is self-care important in recovery?

Helps manage triggers, protects us, lowers relapse risk related to stress or negative emotions., etc.

500

What happens to PAWS if we experience a relapse?

It starts over.

500

Name 5 benefits to healthy boundaries

Balance, protect us, help maintain recovery, lowers stress, better relationships, learn about our self and others

500

Name 5 consequences of not having healthy boundaries

Any appropriate example:

Feeling taken advantage of, overwhelmed, lack of self-care, negative relationships, etc.

500

Pick a core emotion and name 10 feeling words in that category

500

Why did the dog cross the road?

To get to the barking lot

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