Determining Your Core Values – Core Values Part 1

This is part 1 of a series of posts that will be focusing on core values. Core values are the fundamental beliefs that a person holds. These guiding principals dictate behaviour and help someone determine between right and wrong. Core values are what you as a person stand for. When you’re aware of what you…Read more »

The Gift of Self-Soothing

Overwhelmed? Distressed? Anxious? Upset? Emotional discomfort isn’t fun. Tolerating discomfort means being able to self-soothe – or comfort yourself to help get yourself out of a difficult situation. There are a number of different ways to soothe yourself, it is about finding an effective way that works for you. Self-soothing techniques generally consist of physical…Read more »

Self-compassion exercise #3

By now hopefully you have tried self-compassion exercise #1 and self-compassion exercise #2. If so, now is a great time to reflect on those experiences. What was it like showing yourself compassion? How did it make you feel? What emotions did it elicit? Below is a writing exercise for our third self-compassion activity. Firstly, we…Read more »

Self-Compassion Exercise #2

This is the second self-compassion exercise in my “build your self-compassion” mini series. If you didn’t catch the first one, you can find it here. Exercise #2 is below! SELF COMPASSION BREAK Think of a situation in your life right now that is causing you stress. Focus your mind on the event. Notice if you…Read more »

Getting Your Head Around Health Anxiety

Are you someone who finds themselves constantly worrying about their health? Do you find yourself “Googling” symptoms when you experience any strange sensations in your body, only to be convinced that you are suffering from a serious medical condition? Have you noticed that your efforts to find answers to your symptoms is impacting you in a…Read more »