Below are intervention tools and exercises that are aimed at relieving and lessening trauma symptoms. Each tool and exercise offered on this website contains audio and/or video instructions, as well as a handout that you can download onto your phone or computer. Select any tools below to add to your “My Tools” list. If you don’t have an account, please click here to Create Your Own Account. If you’d like additional information, click here to learn how the START tools work.
Self-Care on the Spot (SOS) Plan
The SOS plan is a list of activities a person can use to support themselves whenever they are feeling overwhelmed. The activities listed here can be used anywhere and anytime. To learn more about the SOS plan, watch the video below.
Deep breathing is a great way to relax the body. It helps reduce mental and physical disturbances through concentration and breath counting. This exercise can be done anywhere.
Sleep is an important way for the body to rest and heal itself. The following information contains a list of tips that may help you sleep better.
Common Reactions to Trauma
The following information is a list of common experiences people go through after a traumatic event. These experiences are normal reactions to what we call “abnormal events” (the traumatic events).