This section is dedicated to exploring coping strategies and improving well-being. I share with you that which I have learned regarding the importance of identifying my needs and recognising my feelings; discovering healthier ways of meeting my needs and expressing my feelings; identifying the underlying beliefs and thoughts that impact my feelings; and tools for dealing with unpleasant feelings and intrusive and distressing thoughts, images and self-talk. I also take a brief look at the following areas: Sleep (Why good sleep is so essential and some tips for a good night’s sleep); Journaling (The practice and benefits of journaling and how to go about beginning the process); Self-Nurture (A collection of strategies for self-care, nurture and self-soothing); Self-Harm (A compilation of ideas for alternatives to self-harm); and Goal Setting (The value of setting short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals and some tools to assist you in this).
If you have other strategies that have supported your recovery and would like to share them with others, please fill in the form below and I will endeavour to promptly upload them to this site where appropriate. Please ensure you have read and adhered to the guidelines for submission.