Self Care Resources

What is Self-Care?

We all deal with stress in our lives and this can lead to us not taking the best care of ourselves. This only adds to our stress levels. Stress can be caused by lots of different situations including anything from being new at school to being in an unhealthy relationship to wanting to help a friend with a difficult situation to experiences of abuse (past or present).

Self-care is any activity which can help to improve our health and wellbeing. This includes activities that relax you and make you happy.

Read More with this Simple Self Care Handout

What is Grounding?

Grounding teaches us to direct our attention to the present moment. It allows us to energetically connect to the earth. Grounding can help someone who has experienced panic attacks, anxiety, trauma, or stress.

Read more about Grounding and how it can help: Simple Grounding Handout

What are Boundaries?

A boundary is something that sets a border or limit. Boundaries can be physical, emotional, or intellectual.

Read More about Boundaries

What are you Feeling?

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion. Authentic anger is “clean” and allows us to verbalise how we feel with clarify and focus.

Read More about Coping With Anger Handout

What is Restorative Yoga?relax

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation

Learn about Restorative Yoga poses

Why Is Sleep Important?

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.

Learn More about improving your sleep with:  10 Tips for Sleep

Learn More about Relaxation Techniques

Learn More about breathing Deep Breathing Tipsheet

What is Meditation?

Meditation lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and brings about a more favorable body chemistry. This effect depends upon successfully putting aside worries and angry thoughts, and may not last much beyond the end of the meditation if angry thoughts re-invade the mind.

Use this to help you gain deeper meditation: The Healing Pool Meditation

 

 

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Our second #WomensHerstoryMonth spotlight is on the multidisciplinary artist, Jaime Black! ✨

To learn more about Jaime, please visit her website at jaimeblackartist.com.

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Our second #WomensHerstoryMonth spotlight is on the multidisciplinary artist, Jaime Black! ✨

To learn more about Jaime, please visit her website at jaimeblackartist.com.

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Our second #WomensHerstoryMonth spotlight is on the multidisciplinary artist, Jaime Black! ✨

To learn more about Jaime, please visit her website at jaimeblackartist.com.

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#womensherstorymonth2021 #whm #whm2021 #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth2021 #indigenousart #redress #theredressproject #indigenouswomen #mmiwg #mmiwg2s #jaimeblack

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Sometimes for many reasons this time of year can feel extra heavy for folks, and as such we’d like to share 5 affirmations with you 💜✨

Have something else you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below 👇 
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#SurvivorAffirmations #PositiveAffirmations #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #YouAreEnough
Sometimes for many reasons this time of year can feel extra heavy for folks, and as such we’d like to share 5 affirmations with you 💜✨

Have something else you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below 👇 
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#SurvivorAffirmations #PositiveAffirmations #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #YouAreEnough
Sometimes for many reasons this time of year can feel extra heavy for folks, and as such we’d like to share 5 affirmations with you 💜✨

Have something else you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below 👇 
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#SurvivorAffirmations #PositiveAffirmations #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #YouAreEnough
Sometimes for many reasons this time of year can feel extra heavy for folks, and as such we’d like to share 5 affirmations with you 💜✨

Have something else you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below 👇 
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#SurvivorAffirmations #PositiveAffirmations #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #YouAreEnough
Sometimes for many reasons this time of year can feel extra heavy for folks, and as such we’d like to share 5 affirmations with you 💜✨

Have something else you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below 👇 
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#SurvivorAffirmations #PositiveAffirmations #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #YouAreEnough
Sometimes for many reasons this time of year can feel extra heavy for folks, and as such we’d like to share 5 affirmations with you 💜✨

Have something else you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below 👇 
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#SurvivorAffirmations #PositiveAffirmations #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #YouAreEnough

Sometimes for many reasons this time of year can feel extra heavy for folks, and as such we’d like to share 5 affirmations with you 💜✨

Have something else you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below 👇




#SurvivorAffirmations #PositiveAffirmations #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #YouAreEnough

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Our first #WomensHerstoryMonth spotlight is on the award-winning author, editor and journalist, Eternity Martis! ✨ 

To learn more about Eternity, please visit her website at eternitymartis.com. 

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#womensherstorymonth2021 #whm #whm2021 #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth2021 #eternitymartis #theysaidthiswouldbefun #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #feministbooks #feminism #journalism #ubc
Our first #WomensHerstoryMonth spotlight is on the award-winning author, editor and journalist, Eternity Martis! ✨ 

To learn more about Eternity, please visit her website at eternitymartis.com. 

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#womensherstorymonth2021 #whm #whm2021 #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth2021 #eternitymartis #theysaidthiswouldbefun #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #feministbooks #feminism #journalism #ubc
Our first #WomensHerstoryMonth spotlight is on the award-winning author, editor and journalist, Eternity Martis! ✨ 

To learn more about Eternity, please visit her website at eternitymartis.com. 

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#womensherstorymonth2021 #whm #whm2021 #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth2021 #eternitymartis #theysaidthiswouldbefun #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #feministbooks #feminism #journalism #ubc

Our first #WomensHerstoryMonth spotlight is on the award-winning author, editor and journalist, Eternity Martis! ✨

To learn more about Eternity, please visit her website at eternitymartis.com.

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#womensherstorymonth2021 #whm #whm2021 #womenshistorymonth #womenshistorymonth2021 #eternitymartis #theysaidthiswouldbefun #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #feministbooks #feminism #journalism #ubc

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Join us and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis tomorrow at 7:30pm on Facebook Live for a panel discussion! 💜

We will unpack the unique and intersecting barriers for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and human trafficking when it comes to reporting, accessing services, and navigating various social, political and economic systems! 

#WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #GWWIC #SAVISofHalton #Barriers #SexualViolence #VictimBlaming #IPV #DV #HT
Join us and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis tomorrow at 7:30pm on Facebook Live for a panel discussion! 💜

We will unpack the unique and intersecting barriers for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and human trafficking when it comes to reporting, accessing services, and navigating various social, political and economic systems! 

#WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #GWWIC #SAVISofHalton #Barriers #SexualViolence #VictimBlaming #IPV #DV #HT
Join us and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis tomorrow at 7:30pm on Facebook Live for a panel discussion! 💜

We will unpack the unique and intersecting barriers for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and human trafficking when it comes to reporting, accessing services, and navigating various social, political and economic systems! 

#WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #GWWIC #SAVISofHalton #Barriers #SexualViolence #VictimBlaming #IPV #DV #HT

Join us and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis tomorrow at 7:30pm on Facebook Live for a panel discussion! 💜

We will unpack the unique and intersecting barriers for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and human trafficking when it comes to reporting, accessing services, and navigating various social, political and economic systems!

#WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelievesSurvivors #GWWIC #SAVISofHalton #Barriers #SexualViolence #VictimBlaming #IPV #DV #HT

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October is Women's Herstory Month ✨ 

During this month, we will be amplifying women's voices and celebrating women's achievements and contributions to #Herstory! Stay tuned for some powerhouse, inspiring women coming your way this month 💪 

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October is Women's Herstory Month ✨

During this month, we will be amplifying women's voices and celebrating women's achievements and contributions to #Herstory! Stay tuned for some powerhouse, inspiring women coming your way this month 💪

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#womenshistorymonth #whm #whm2021 #womenshistorymonth2021 #women #herstory #womensherstorymonth2021

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This coming Thursday, September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We urge you to recognize and educate yourself about the impacts of residential schools, and the historic and present marginalization of Indigenous communities in what’s currently known as Canada. 

To show support, wear an orange shirt (being sure to purchase from an organization that is supporting Indigenous communities financially), donate to Indigenous organizations communities such as @grandmothersvoice , and take the time to reflect on the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous women and girls in particular.

We stand in solidarity, and we lean into discussions of truth, reconciliation, accountability and calls for justice 🧡

#MMIWG #TruthAndReconcilliation #OrangeShirtDay #NoMoreStolenSisters
This coming Thursday, September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We urge you to recognize and educate yourself about the impacts of residential schools, and the historic and present marginalization of Indigenous communities in what’s currently known as Canada. 

To show support, wear an orange shirt (being sure to purchase from an organization that is supporting Indigenous communities financially), donate to Indigenous organizations communities such as @grandmothersvoice , and take the time to reflect on the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous women and girls in particular.

We stand in solidarity, and we lean into discussions of truth, reconciliation, accountability and calls for justice 🧡

#MMIWG #TruthAndReconcilliation #OrangeShirtDay #NoMoreStolenSisters

This coming Thursday, September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We urge you to recognize and educate yourself about the impacts of residential schools, and the historic and present marginalization of Indigenous communities in what’s currently known as Canada.

To show support, wear an orange shirt (being sure to purchase from an organization that is supporting Indigenous communities financially), donate to Indigenous organizations communities such as @grandmothersvoice , and take the time to reflect on the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous women and girls in particular.

We stand in solidarity, and we lean into discussions of truth, reconciliation, accountability and calls for justice 🧡

#MMIWG #TruthAndReconcilliation #OrangeShirtDay #NoMoreStolenSisters

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Hello folks and Happy Monday! Are you looking for something proactive, educational, and extremely relevant to watch while you eat lunch tomorrow? 

Join us on Facebook Live as we discuss responding to disclosures with some folks from fantastic organizations. This lunch and learn will be held at 12 noon tomorrow, through the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre's Facebook page. 

For more information head to the link in our bio

#WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelieves #HaltonBelieves #RespondingToDisclosures #lunchandlearn

Hello folks and Happy Monday! Are you looking for something proactive, educational, and extremely relevant to watch while you eat lunch tomorrow?

Join us on Facebook Live as we discuss responding to disclosures with some folks from fantastic organizations. This lunch and learn will be held at 12 noon tomorrow, through the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre's Facebook page.

For more information head to the link in our bio

#WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelieves #HaltonBelieves #RespondingToDisclosures #lunchandlearn

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We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in this year's #TBTN

Our performers were absolutely magical, expressing dreams for survivors through a variety of mediums, all of which left us with goosebumps ✨

Thank you to everyone who came out (virtually) last Thursday! 

Did you miss it? Well don't worry, #TBTN was recorded and posted to YouTube. Head to the link in our bio to check out the recording! 

#TBTN21ON #TakeBackTheNight #HaltonBelieves #WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelieves #TBTN #ASurvivorsDream

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in this year's #TBTN

Our performers were absolutely magical, expressing dreams for survivors through a variety of mediums, all of which left us with goosebumps ✨

Thank you to everyone who came out (virtually) last Thursday!

Did you miss it? Well don't worry, #TBTN was recorded and posted to YouTube. Head to the link in our bio to check out the recording!

#TBTN21ON #TakeBackTheNight #HaltonBelieves #WeBelieveSurvivors #OntarioBelieves #TBTN #ASurvivorsDream

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#IBelieveYouDay is today. We urge everyone to show their support for survivors LOUDLY, everyday, but today especially. 

Believe all survivors, always. For a message about believing survivors, check out the “I Believe You Video” link in our bio to listen to a powerful song by @saffrockmusic 

#WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelieves #SurvivorLoveLetter
#IBelieveYouDay is today. We urge everyone to show their support for survivors LOUDLY, everyday, but today especially. 

Believe all survivors, always. For a message about believing survivors, check out the “I Believe You Video” link in our bio to listen to a powerful song by @saffrockmusic 

#WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelieves #SurvivorLoveLetter
#IBelieveYouDay is today. We urge everyone to show their support for survivors LOUDLY, everyday, but today especially. 

Believe all survivors, always. For a message about believing survivors, check out the “I Believe You Video” link in our bio to listen to a powerful song by @saffrockmusic 

#WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelieves #SurvivorLoveLetter
#IBelieveYouDay is today. We urge everyone to show their support for survivors LOUDLY, everyday, but today especially. 

Believe all survivors, always. For a message about believing survivors, check out the “I Believe You Video” link in our bio to listen to a powerful song by @saffrockmusic 

#WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelieves #SurvivorLoveLetter

#IBelieveYouDay is today. We urge everyone to show their support for survivors LOUDLY, everyday, but today especially.

Believe all survivors, always. For a message about believing survivors, check out the “I Believe You Video” link in our bio to listen to a powerful song by @saffrockmusic

#WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonBelieves #OntarioBelieves #SurvivorLoveLetter

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