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Resilience & Coping

Resilience is often described as the ability of the individual to bounce back after having experienced hardship. Resilience is mostly based on personal strengths, resources, and psychological capital.

Vicarious trauma

Vicarious Trauma: The Silent Impact on Therapists

Vicarious trauma refers to the impact of repetitive encounters with indirect trauma while working as a helping professional. Most clients who attend psychotherapy will share [...]

Complex PTSD

CPTSD: Understanding Complex Trauma & Its Recovery

As we face the worrying increase of environmental events, pandemics, and wars across the globe, the topic of trauma is extremely relevant across various contexts. [...]

Childhood trauma tests

9 Childhood Trauma Tests & Questionnaires

Childhood trauma is a difficult topic to navigate. We don’t like to think, or talk, about children being hurt. But if we’re working with clients [...]

Childhood trauma in adults

Childhood Trauma & Its Lifelong Impact: 12 Resources

Childhood trauma casts a long shadow, shaping the lives of individuals long after the events themselves have passed. As therapists, understanding the profound impacts of [...]

Window of tolerance

Expanding the Window of Tolerance: 6 PDFs & Worksheets

In 2019, 970 million people worldwide were struggling with stress, anxiety, and mental health issues (World Health Organization, n.d.). Given these soaring numbers, many individuals [...]

Mental toughness in young athletes

Boosting Mental Toughness in Young Athletes & 20 Strategies

Mental toughness is not about being the loudest and brashest athlete on the sports field, pitch, track, or in the pool. Instead, mental toughness is [...]

Unhealthy coping mechanism

10 Most Common Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms: A List

Life entails a wide tapestry of different experiences. Some of those are pleasant, some sad, others challenging. Coping mechanisms are the ways we respond to [...]

Healthy coping mechanisms

Healthy Coping Mechanisms: 9 Adaptive Strategies to Try

Have you ever watched in amazement as a family member or acquaintance overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles with strength and courage? Coping with life’s challenges is [...]

Coping skills cards

Using Coping Cards in Therapy: 13 Examples & Templates

Supporting clients to develop a range of coping skills is a common focus in therapy. Having effective coping tools helps to manage difficult emotions, overcome [...]

Self-soothing

24 Best Self-Soothing Techniques and Strategies for Adults

Self-soothing is an emotional regulation strategy used to regain equilibrium after an upsetting event. Most of us are familiar with soothing others when they are [...]

3 Resilience Exercises Pack