Toolkits Designed by Mind Matters
Looking for additional resources in between therapy sessions or would like a headstart on managing your emotional wellbeing before coming in to see one of our psychologists?
Below are some practical resources that will assist with managing stress and cultivating resilience in your day-to-day life.
These toolkits created by clinical psychologists here at Mind Matters, will help you better understand where stress may arise from in your daily life or how you might better cultivate resilience in response to stressors. They also outline a number of tools and techniques you can use for healthy management and coping for better psychological, emotional and physical health.
Whilst these toolkits are useful for anybody, we do recommend using them in conjunction with regular therapy or at least as an entry point to familiarise yourself with some of the benefits of seeing a clinical psychologist.
If you have downloaded either toolkit and have found them beneficial, get in touch with us to discuss booking in with one of our clinician’s to support you further.
Stress is something that everybody experiences, it is how we handle it that differs between individuals.
As it is something we all experience, we will often opt for ways to cope with it when it comes our way. Some of us have been taught to manage stress in a healthy way, whilst some of us still struggle to manage stress without breaking down or falling in a heap.
If we have not learnt to manage stress in healthy ways, this can often lead to detrimental long-term and short-term effects on our physical and emotional health.
If you tend to adopt unhealthy coping skills in the face of stress, this does not mean that you cannot learn healthier ways of dealing with it. In fact, the below toolkit is the perfect place to start.
Resilience is a critical skill to harness when it comes to living a fulfilling life. In essence, being resilient means being able to adapt and bounce back when something difficult happens in our lives.
Our levels of resiliency will change and develop throughout our lives, and at points, we will find that we do not cope as well as others, as well as surprising ourselves when we manage a difficult situation. In another sense, resilience is just one of many psychological tools we implement to get us back to feeling normal again.
The downloadable toolkit may help you develop mechanisms for protection against experiences that could be overwhelming, helps maintain balance in your life during difficult or stressful periods, and help prevent the development of some mental health difficulties and issues.