When you’re telling the story about a difficult interaction, slow down the storytelling and pay attention to the sensations in your body, naming them as you notice shifts occurring.
Pay attention to what forms of media feel friendliest to your nervous system to consume. Sometimes visual media is more stimulating and audio less so. Experiment with what works best for you.
Discharge energy by dancing to a song that matches your mood, singing, or going for a walk outside while paying special attention to things that bring you pleasure (a flower, sunlight on the pavement, a person smiling, etc.)
When you’re feeling especially activated, treat yourself like you would a crying child: hold and rock yourself, play soothing music, speak to yourself in a gentle voice, take actions that bring you greater ease or peace.
Take a few minutes before you join a Zoom call and orient to the sensations in your body. Extra credit for naming these sensations to the other people on the call.