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When I'm In The Low Zone: Social Story


This social story provides information about how to recognize when you are feeling down and recommendations about what you can do to feel better.

Cartoon of woman with her head on her hand, she looks sad.

Sometimes I may feel tired, sad or depressed.

Cartoon of a woman with her head in her hands, she is sad.

Even when I sleep and take naps I may still feel tired.

Cartoon of a woman sitting on the floor hugging her knees, she is sad.

I may not have much energy.

Cartoon of a woman avoiding her friends and family, she is sad.

I might want to stay away from everybody.

Cartoon of a woman avoiding her friend, she is sad.

I might not even want to be around people who care about me.

I might feel like I don’t want to do anything at all.

Cartoon of a woman with question marks circling around her head.

I might feel stuck thinking about things that upset me.

These are all signs my body is low in the resilient or “OK” zone.

Cartoon of a woman who is stressed, she is holding a sign that reads

When I am low in the zone I can uses kills to help get back to the middle.

Cartoon of a woman walking her dog.

I can spend time with a pet or visit a place I like.

Cartoon of a woman dancing to music and clapping her hands.

I can clap along and dance to my favorite music.

Cartoon of a woman who is sad, she is talking to a trusted friend.

I can talk to a person I trust to think of more ways to get my body back to the middle of my resilient or “OK” zone.

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