Keeping Fit – It’s Not Only Physical

It is natural for feelings of anxiety to increase during this challenging time – no-one likes uncertainty.  Fitness and self-care is important at the best of times, so it becomes even more important when we are under higher than normal levels of stress.

Here’s some things that might help:

  • Create a list of things that make you feel good and keep it handy.  Sometimes it’s hard to think of ideas in the moment.
  • Put together a ‘coping box’ that addresses all of your senses, it may include things like: a scented candle, some chocolate or herbal tea, some calming music, something soft and cuddly, photos of loved ones… Then it will be ready for whenever you need it.
  • Share self-care/keep fit ideas with friends and family, or your Facebook groups and social networks; someone may have a great idea that you haven’t thought of.
  • Keep a gratitude journal.  There are always things to be grateful for, even if it is just the smell of bread baking (which is all the rage in quarantine I hear).

Do you have ideas and suggestions you’d like to share?  Please add them in the comments below.  You may just help someone find a new joy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Teens

Sometimes it’s difficult to maintain an emotional balance and self-regulation when overwhelmed by emotions in various situations. The DBT skills group consists of four skills modules that have been developed to assist individuals in managing behaviour, emotions, and cognition.

The aim is to support people who feel any range of intense emotions such as depressed mood, anxious feelings, impulsivity, self-harm, or stress.

The group will run weekly for an hour and half on Mondays for 7 weeks.

Attached is the flyer for the skills group. I believe this will be a great skills group for you as you…complete as you see fit for your client.