June 1, 2023
Are you looking for an easy way to track your mind/body nervous system responses? These free, printable Window of Tolerance Self Check In Gauges are designed for your offices, classrooms, homes and yoga spaces.
This Window of Tolerance Self Check In Gauge was inspired by the work of Daniel Siegel and Theresa Dutcher (DIS-SOS). When we are in the window of tolerance, we are better able to rest, digest and restore– and are able to best function in our everyday lives.
When we are exposed to trauma, research shows that our window of tolerance is narrowed, and it doesn’t take much to through our minds and bodies out of whack. With ongoing practice tracking our moods, sensations and nervous system responses, we may be able to expand our time in the window of tolerance (yellow zone in this graphic).
If we find ourselves outside of our window of tolerance, there are a variety of practices we can try to build up or bring down our arousal. An invitation to stay curious as you begin to explore what helps you to activate or calm your energy levels throughout your day. If it serves you, try noticing what you notice. Take all the time you need.
In the google drive, there are 8.5 X 11 files for printing, online sharing files and also phone wallpaper files.
If you are printing, I recommend Colour Laser, 98 Bright, 100 lb paper for a frame-worthy, colourful watercolour-look print.
You are welcome to share this link or resources with your friends, coworkers, staff, students and clients– I would appreciate you just let them know where you got it from.
I’m excited to offer this to you for free, and would LOVE to see your Window of Tolerance Self Check-In Gauge in the wild! Please tag me in your photos- @ethigal.well on instagram and Ethigal Well on facebook.
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