What To Do In Case Of An Emergency
In case of an emergency, and you are unable to contact the NGTS office, here are a list of resources that may aid you in your time of need. If you find that your emergency is life threatening, please call 911 or one of the listed nearby hospitals to receive the appropriate care.
Howard County General
5755 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
Laurel Regional Hospital
7300 Van Dusen Rd
Laurel, MD 20707
Prince George's Hospital Ctr
3001 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785
Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
To access a hospital or care facility that is not listed, please click on the link below and you will be directed to Maryland Hospitals site.
Self Soothing Techniques
Click the button below to access Maryland's Health Emergency Hotlines.
Step 1: Breathing
Gain control of your breathing. When people become overwhelmed, they often find themselves either holding their breath a lot or breathing shallowly. Change your breath so that it is even and you take regular deep breaths. Take your time inhaling and exhaling.
Step 2: Relaxation
The goal is to fond tension in the body. First tense and then relax the muscle groups. Pay attention to your face, particularly your forehead and jaw. Next focus on your neck, shoulders, arms, and back tension.
Step 3: Heaviness
As you begun to notice these area of tension, imagine that these parts are becoming heavy. Imagine yourself feeling the heaviness in them.
Step 4: Warmth
Imagine your body parts, particularly the ones you've notices tension in, becoming warm. Say to yourself : My forehead is becoming relaxed and warm..." three times. Do this for each part of your body.
Step 5: Imagery
Imagine a very personal place where you can go to feel calm. The idea is to focus on one calming vision or idea. Imagine this place vividly as you calm yourself down. Try to use all of your senses for additional meditation.
Information provided by Drs. John &Julie Schwartz Gottman