Seeking refuge is resilience in action.
Families who seek refuge from war are often described as traumatized. Let’s work together to make sure their resilience doesn’t go unnoticed.
A Family Resilience Crest
Take some time to share your thoughts about what makes your family resilient!
Remind yourselves of the big and small things you do for each other every day!
RE-FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION
This exercise only takes a few seconds. It can help you regain focus again when stress or anxiety are clouding your thoughts.
3 QUICK MELTDOWN FIXES
Try these quick fixes that help children regain a sense of control when anger or anxiety take over…
Mental health: it’s not just in our heads
Depending on our experience and values, we all have different ideas about what mental health is. What we all have in common is a body that responds similarly to stress and wellbeing.
WHAT DOES STRESS FEEL LIKE?
Stress isn’t always a bad thing. Read how you can use it to your advantage, and how to tell when it’s time for self-care.
COMFORTING OTHERS CAN COMFORT YOU, TOO!
Can you remember comforting someone who was feeling sad, anxious or distressed? And can you remember how you felt afterwards?
USE YOUR SENSES TO HELP YOUR BRAIN REFOCUS
Stress overload has an impact on the body, and the mind. Over time, this takes a toll on our ability to focus. Try these quick activities to help your mind and body get back into synch!
BREATHE TO CALM YOUR HEART
This breathing technique can activate your nervous system’s “brakes”…
Keep moving! Your heart will thank you.
Physical activity is one of the best strategies to reduce stress. Here are some ideas to get your heart rate up when you need a mood boost!
For this exercise you only need paper, a pen and about 10 minutes. You can do it alone or with someone else.