The skills in this website are drawn from evidence based psychological therapies and skills such as Mindful self-Compassion, Cognitive and Behavioural therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and eco-psychology.
Like, it’s so fascinating how different and unique we all are, and yet also how we all share some common basic psychological and physical needs. Like the need for food, water, shelter & safety. And the psychological needs for love, approval, and appreciation. Similarly, while our emotions range in intensity, duration and sensitivity, we all share the basic core emotions. Naturally our emotional experiences vary, and are based on our childhood development and learning in adult life, yet all of us need skills for regulating how we feel, for taking care of ourselves. Our minds, emotions, bodies and self intricately interconnected and influencing each other.
Getting to know the art of self-care involves getting to know yourself. To be familiar with what your needs may be at any particular moment. And this art is often full of opposites! Where both are sometimes true and needed. And we go between them like a see saw, moving fluidily and flexibly as our needs shift and change.
For instance, there are times when we might need to soothe our bodies and minds, and other times when we need to be playful, activated and energised. Times when we need solitude, and times when we need to socialise. Times when we need stability, and times when we need novelty. Times to be in our comfort zone and times to be challenged. Time to reflect and times to act. Time review and time to let go. And sometimes, most interestingly, both at once can generate a new perspective or way of tending to a need.
The intention here is to share, to increase your self-care care factor, and to inspire you to tune in, listen, understand how you feel and give yourself what you need.