Of all our senses, it is our sense of smell that has the most direct connection to our memories and reactions to them. Because of this connection, aromas can be used to help manage feelings and trigger positive memories. Try carrying a small amount of something you find soothing – for example, it can be a perfume fragrance, a particular bar of soap, a favorite food, etc. Practice drawing on a familiar aroma from a pleasant memory of a place or person. See below for more ideas.
How it Works
- Try carrying a small pouch of a fragrance you find soothing, energizing like lavender and pine.
- Practice drawing on a familiar aroma from a pleasant memory or a place or person – like your grandparents’ soap, a favorite food, or maybe the ocean.
- Scented candles