Mental Resilience

January 21, 2019

How to Deal With Compassion Fatigue: 3 Mindset Shifts to Help You Feel Better

Does your work involve caring for or supporting others? If you’re frequently exposed to tragedy and suffering, you may be at risk of experiencing compassion fatigue (CF), a.k.a. secondary traumatic stress (STS). Common signs of compassion fatigue include [...]
December 14, 2018
impact of stress on the brain

Making Mental Health Tangible: Chronic Stress and the Brain

Chronic stress results in changes to numerous parts of our brain including the amygdala, HPA axis, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex. These changes are associated with signs of chronic stress such as problems with concentration, memory and stress control [...]
December 10, 2018
therapy for trauma survivors

Therapy for Trauma Survivors
Online Guide

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the most popular talking therapy on the NHS, may not always be the most helpful for trauma survivors. We can know intellectually that not all of our beliefs are rational. We know that our physical responses are out of proportion [...]
December 10, 2018
therapy for trauma survivors

How to Stop Overreacting to the Small Stuff with the STOP Technique

How do you react to the minor hassles that characterise everyday life? Your response to getting stuck in traffic? A cancelled train? A stranger pushing past you? Think about it. Notice it today. We all overreact to the small stuff from time to time, but here’s the thing [...]
November 22, 2018
how to improve your mental health in winter

9 Effective Ways to Beat the Winter Blues Naturally

Why Do We Feel Low in Winter? It's very common to experience higher levels of mental unwellness during winter. During the winter months, we’re more likely to: Feel low Lack energy and/or motivation Have problems with sleeping Experience food cravings and/or over-eating [...]
August 21, 2018
mindful living planner

100+ Ideas for Self-Care Activities

"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life." - Jean Sinoda Bolen In today's always-on, fast-paced culture, [...]
August 17, 2018

9 Breathing Techniques to Help Calm Physical Anxiety Symptoms

Breathing difficulties are actually the root cause of the most common physical anxiety symptoms. Breathing difficulties can be in the form of [...]