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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Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈
Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈
Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈
Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈

Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈

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Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

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Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at SAVIS 💜

Today, we’re sending love to:

💐 Mothers who have lost their children
💐 Children who have lost their mothers or mother figures
💐 Folks with challenging or strained mother/child relationships
💐 Those who cannot be with their moms today
💐 Stepmothers
💐 Gender-diverse moms & parents
💐 First-time moms
💐 Folks with infertility and those hoping to be moms
💐 Moms who are doing their very best
&
💐 All the mother figures in our lives

Whoever you are on Mother’s Day, know that SAVIS is here for you today if you’d like to talk. Feel free to call our 24/7 Crisis Line at (905)- 875- 1555.

 #mothersday2022♥️

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at SAVIS 💜

Today, we’re sending love to:

💐 Mothers who have lost their children
💐 Children who have lost their mothers or mother figures
💐 Folks with challenging or strained mother/child relationships
💐 Those who cannot be with their moms today
💐 Stepmothers
💐 Gender-diverse moms & parents
💐 First-time moms
💐 Folks with infertility and those hoping to be moms
💐 Moms who are doing their very best
&
💐 All the mother figures in our lives

Whoever you are on Mother’s Day, know that SAVIS is here for you today if you’d like to talk. Feel free to call our 24/7 Crisis Line at (905)- 875- 1555.

 #mothersday2022♥️

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Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking. 

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime. 

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy
Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking. 

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime. 

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy
Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking. 

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime. 

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy

Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking.

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime.

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy

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Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters
Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters
Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters
Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters

Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit – this cannot go unnoticed.

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters

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Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence.

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

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