coping

The Coping Toolkit

Developing resilience and a more active coping style can greatly improve your quality of life, so we are going to add a new tool to your Coping Toolkit via these posts, every month.

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"Self-Absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action.” Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence.
Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful, and the readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Recently, we put a call out to our The Psychology of It Village to contribute to our very own list of pleasant activities. This is what you made Village!
101 fabulous ideas to fill your cup on days when you need some self-care, self-compassion or some plain old inspiration.
Share this one with your family and friends, print it out, stick it on the fridge, but most of all, let us know if you've found it useful.
Taking ideas for the second edition now!
Have you ever told someone about a problem you are having, or shared about a difficult experience, and they jump in and tell you exactly what you should do to fix it?
Formal relaxation practice is not only an effective way to manage life's stressors, but it has a magnitude of well-researched benefits. In this piece, you'll find a 25 minute relaxation tool to add to your own Coping Toolkit, to use for your own personal practice in both audio and audio-visual formats, for your convenience. 

Despite having many physical similarities which make us human, we are actually all as unique as finger-prints. We see this in so many of our differences in our tastes, our likes and our dislikes. We also see this is variations in responses to treatments.

"If you're pretty crazy then you're in good company because the human race as a whole is out of its goddam head." Albert Ellis - founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and pioneer in the development of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Today in the Coping Toolkit, I'm going to teach you five of my favourite, very quick, very effective thinking strategies to help prevent your unhelpful thoughts from making you feel like crap.
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