The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
Catch Pause Repair (CPR) is a Framework for Sustainable Mental Health & Resilience Habits.
CPR includes three simple steps as outlined in the video below:
Catch yourself before a stress response escalates by becoming more aware of what triggers you.
Pause and take a 60 second time out when you feel the physical sensations of stress begin to escalate.
Repair the root source of the heightened stress response which is often physiological in nature.
Supporting Student Health
The CPR Presentation was developed for the St. Clair College Student Sustainability Group as part of their initiative for supporting the health and wellbeing of college staff, faculty, and students.
This was the first time I’ve been approached to make a video for a third party. And it was so much fun!
This is a clever and wise process Andrea. Thanks for sharing your CPR technique!
Thanks Brad! I wanted to create a technique for students that could be sustained over time. “Simple things on repeat.” I heard CPR used in a different setting on a Netflix Show and the idea grew from there. Literally & Metaphorically! 🍃💡
Good post and good advice! Thanks!
I hope the CPR technique helps slow you down too.
We’ve been repeating CPR in our house since yesterday & having a hoot doing it!
Laughter = REPAIR in CPR model 🌱💚☀️
The CPR technique is amazing–being aware of my triggers is a challenge! Too often I find myself triggered before I even realize it’s happening! I guess that’s why we’re a work in progress! Thanks for these great ideas, my friend.
My pleasure Dayle! Love knowing my ideas found a home. Writing down your Top 3 triggers BEFORE they arrive helps tremendously. This is part of the “C” in CPR technique that is outlined in full detail on the video. 🌍💚🍃
Fresh air. Yes. I work from home quite a bit and I hadn’t realized until recently that sometimes, with the exception of going to the gym, I don’t really go outside. I have to build this into my routine, I think.
Here’s your CPR repair prescription:
10 minutes twice a day sitting on the front porch.
Fresh Air. Blue Sky. Open Eyes.
As Dr. Phil would say #noexcuses
Especially when you live in Florida Dr. G!
🌴 🌥 💗 🌍
❤ I know right lol
Like everything you share, very useful.
All tried & true (lab rat here)
We put the CPR to good use this weekend especially. With all of us having colds, we were a bit more more “triggery” than usual. Using CPR often and found Space & Time to be the REPAIR remedy most often needed… 🤒☺️
Yes. This was timely for me too. Colds have hit here, and extra patience is called for. Take care. Here’s to health for Christmas.
Thanks for the great advice, Andrea. I usually try to follow it but sometimes I can’t stop the world.
How about you stop trying to stop it?
And just enjoy the ride…
Sounds like a plan. Thanks. 😊
Would these those steps help to stop when you start to overthink about something?
But of course!
Watch the video & try it for yourself. I have several YouTuber’s using the CPR technique & even making a video of their own experiences moving from Catch to Pause to Repair.
Experience is everything!
Try it & Let me know how it goes.
I am going to make a cup of tea and listen to it. Thank you.
Sounds like the perfect stress relief combo. 😉
Thank you ! Love hearing from you . You always sound so cheerful❤️
Very helpful, thanks for sharing! I struggle with these issues a lot, and trying to find ways to just enjoy the moment and let go of my worries and bodily sensations of fear and feeling different from others. Great tips!
Thanks so much Mita!
I hope you also have a chance to watch the video too. I give specific examples of applying Catch Pause Repair (CPR) in daily life.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
I just watched it, thanks so much!! Will do my best to apply these when my limbic system gets worked up!!😊
Reading someone else’s handwriting makes it much more personal and so helps make it feel like an everyday practical skill that individual people can try to follow.
It’s the initial pause bit that I forget until it’s too late. Perhaps it would help to sink in better if I replay it in my head (kind of re-writing the scenario) and remove the urgency by telling myself I can come back to this in 10.
Unless there’s a lion chasing me it doesn’t have to do sorted right now!
I suppose what I’m trying to say it it’s easy to live on autopilot.
But this has been a good reminder that I need to look at the trigger points and find a way to remember what this journal says, and pause.
Wishing you a weekend filled with:
Simple practical tips!
Thanks Bella 🙏💙
Good advice, Andrea! And Merry Christmas, btw!
Thanks for the feedback Mitch 🙏
Merry Christmas to you too! 🎄💚