A free app with guided meditations, deep relaxations and other practices offered by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village
“Self-compassion is very strongly related to mental wellbeing”. Use this self-compassion scale provided by Kristin Neff to identify your strengths and areas for development.
"It is possible — without too much effort — to literally switch the neural networks with which we process the experience of stress in order to respond to rather than react to any difficult situation or person." Harvard Business Review
“It is the responsibility of the autonomic nervous system to ensure we survive in moments of danger and thrive in times of safety.” Deb Dana
"How do you start your healing when you are hurt?" Here's an inspiring short documentary by Nitin Das about the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing).
"A lot of people are walking around with a tired brain." Dr Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic
During your working day interrupt the spinning of your tired, overworked brain with this simple, one-minute exercise.
“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.” Peter Levine, Clinical Psychologist, The Somatic Experiencing Institute. In this short video clip, Peter demonstrates a body awareness technique that can help trauma survivors reduce anxiety and self-soothe.
Overthinking is not the same as effective problem solving. When we ruminate we are stuck in our mind; detached from our present reality; and very unlikely to solve anything! Developing the habit of scheduling your worry can help you feel in control and continue your day. Here's a simple information sheet to guide you.
Grounding techniques and other tips for coping with dissociation, flashbacks and triggers. Mind for better mental health
“Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them.” Explore the power of your mind to integrate the brain and promote well-being with these resources from Dr Dan Siegel, Mindsight Institute
“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns... We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.” A short, inspiring video clip from a talk by Tara Brach, Psychotherapist & Meditation Teacher