Sleep • Eat • Listen • Forgive

Chat • Accept • Relax • Exercise

Benefits of self-care

  • Healthy relationships with ourselves

  • Positivity - helps boosts confidence and self-esteem

  • Productivity and motivation – reduce feeling overwhelmed

  • Higher engagement levels -  feeling more connected to the world around us

  • Helps to fight fatigue and illness




The National Family Resource Centre Mental Health Promotion Project provide self-care practice training to support your personal and professional development.




Self-Compassion. The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. Kristin Neff, PH.D., 2011

The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living. Russ Harris, 2008

The Little Book of Self-Care: 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, and Rejuvenate. Adams Media, 2017

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. Christopher Germer 2009



Action For Happiness.

Five Ways to Wellbeing. Mental Health Ireland.



Insight Timer. The app features guided meditations, music and talks.

Shine - Self-Care & Meditation. The app features affirmations & meditations


Blogs, videos, clips

TEDTalk - How to practice emotional first aid.

Guy Winch

Benefits of mindfulness

  • Increased experience of calm and relaxation

  • Increased self-confidence and self-acceptance 

  • Enhances resilience

  • Supports efficient and effective work


‘Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention, on purpose with curiosity and acceptance’

Jon Kabat-Zinn

An image would be nice to representing mindfulness. I have attached something to give an idea




Eating Mindfully. Susan Albers, 2003

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Mark G. Williams and Dr. Danny Penman, 2011

Scientific paper - Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Context: Past, Present, and Future. Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2003

The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace. Dr. Patrizia Collard, 2014

Wherever you Go, There you Are. Jon Kabat Zinn, Hyperion, 1995



Calm. Guided practices for meditation and sleep.

Headspace. Guided meditations and mindfulness practices. 

Mindfulness Association. Guided practices include mindfulness, compassion and insight practices and audio files.


Blogs, videos, clips

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness and meditation are really about presence of heart