Shift and Stay: Social Story
Sometimes I feel mad, upset or other feelings that I do not like.
When I feel this way, I can use a skill called shift and stay.
Shift and stay has two parts. The first part is to SHIFT my thoughts.
I can shift my thoughts to something neutral or pleasant.
The second part of Shift and stay is to STAY with the new thought.
I can stay with a new thought by paying attention to details of the new thought.
When I pay attention to details of my new thought, it helps keep unpleasant thoughts out of my mind.
When I use shift and stay, it can help me to stay in my Resilient or "OK" Zone.
When I am in my Resilient or "OK" Zone I can work on my goals.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.