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. https://www.actionforhappiness.org/
Five Ways to Wellbeing. Mental Health Ireland. https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/five-ways-to-wellbeing/
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 https://youtu.be/F2hc2FLOdhI
Benefits of mindfulness
Increased experience of calm and relaxation
Increased self-confidence and self-acceptance
Supports efficient and effective work
‘Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention, on purpose with curiosity and acceptance’
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 https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0250/0853/files/cpsp_paper_2003_ffad3d83-aea9-4eea-b33d-2d34a1c21d8e.pdf?60
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 https://youtu.be/xoLQ3qkh0w0