‘Rebranding self-care as simply what it is: self-giving-a-sh**’ ~ Sophie White

I LOVED Sophie White’s column in the Sunday Independent’s Life magazine (22/8/21). Cliches around self care In it, she bemoans the ruination of self-care as ‘deeply superficial and privileged’ as so many equate it with spa days and scented candles. In this incredibly honest piece about the basic self-maintenance that…

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How Can We Make Post Traumatic Growth More Likely?

I’m still listening to a few final workshops from last week’s Action Trauma conference (you can read my initial highlights blog from last week HERE) and also listening to as much of this week’s Trauma Super Conference as I can fit around appointments. It was so popular on Monday, the…

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Self Care Sunday: 7 Self Care Resolutions for November

If any of these resonate, feel free to adopt them yourself: light the fire even if (or especially) it’s Just You at home batch cook some delicious soups and meals (typing this realised I haven’t left myself enough time to DO this today – progress not perfection…) choose the bath…

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Monday Motivation: In Praise of Simone Biles, Superstar and ALL Trauma Survivors

I watched every gymnastics film available on Netflix when I didn’t have TV in my rental studio and was packing for my 3rd move in 5 months. Watching their feats helped motivate me to wrap things up and place them carefully in boxes when I was running on empty. Years…

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Couch Coaching: Dr Jo Karev from Grey’s Anatomy

This is part of an occasional blog series in which I imagine fictional / historical characters coming to me for self care coaching, therapy, supervision and so on. In this post, I imagine being able to support Dr Jo Karev (Camilla Luddington) with some online trauma therapy (after the spectacular…

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Couch Coaching: If Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine Came for Coach-Therapy

Welcome back to this new blog series where I imagine fictional / historical characters coming to me for coach-therapy. If you have any suggestions for future posts, I’d love to hear from you – eve@selfcarecoaching.net Jake: OK, Doc. We’re not in your office. You don’t need to use words like…

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