Cupping Your Eyes

Cup your hands over your eyes, enough so that you cannot see any light. Close your eyes and feel the darkness for a few breaths.While your hands are still cupped over your eyes, open your eyes slowly. This may feel very peaceful. Imagine that you are in deep shade, in the middle of a forest.... Continue Reading →

Building Support

Having a support team can make a huge difference when struggling with crisis or distress, whether it's in addition to mental illness or not. Healing from trauma takes a lot of work and effort. And going through it alone can make it even tougher. There will be a lot that you will have to do... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting Emotion Regulation

This is courtesy of DBT and Marsha Linehan If you find you have issue when trying to regulate your emotions and trying to problem-solve, there could be a number of factors that can impede effective resolution. The following checklist allows you to check-in with yourself and see if there are other issues going on that... Continue Reading →

Counting and Naming

I know I've mentioned counting and naming before, but I think it bears repeating because counting and naming can be really helpful when it comes to coping with anxiety. There are few things that can be done anywhere, anytime, in any situation the way counting and naming can be. Breathing, is another anywhere-anytime tool, but... Continue Reading →

Listen to Your Behaviour

- Watch your actions - more than your feelings, thoughts, or words- Your behaviour needs to become your compass- Trauma can create a whirlwind of experiences that could affect your ability to see what’s really happening- You may feel fine one moment and down the next- Most people look to how they feel to guide... Continue Reading →

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