18 simple self care practices that support me daily

For my 18th Business Birthday (9th September), I’m amusing myself by NOT looking at previous years’ roundups so I can later see if there are overlaps as I ponder the self care practices I rely on most at the moment. What’s YOUR go to? Mind 1) Soothing self talk is…

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Inner child work’s all fun and games until you end up blubbing in front of your clinical supervisor

Being a trauma therapist doesn’t mean I don’t still get triggered. I hope these self care ideas for trauma recovery help you and remind you of your existing resources… I’ve done an enormous amount of healing over the decades. Especially in the last 15 years. But on days like the…

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Self Care Ideas to Stop Negative Thought Spirals and Genuinely Feel Better

This is not about ‘brightsiding’ – attempting to force silver linings before getting out of the storm or even finding a hat, raincoat and/or umbrella. And it’s not about ‘toxic positivity’ – where an effort to minimise actual negative experiences and feelings in an effort to only feel good not…

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Happy Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day! EFT to Help You Shine

Because it’s International Yoga Day, I’m sharing an EFT (tapping – nothing to do with yoga) script you might want to experiment with. Designed for the Solstice, it’ll help you connect those feelings you may have around NOT wanting to shine or express your full potential. About feeling not good…

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7 Simple and Effective Self-care Tools for Trauma Survivors

I’ve found the Kavanaugh hearings incredibly triggering (and I’m a therapist with trauma as one of my specialisms as well as having had lots of therapy myself). So I thought I’d share some self-care tools I use myself as well as with clients and students. I hope you find them…

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