Engaging with Art, self-care

Art and Colouring: Practices that Build Calm During Stressful Times

I have two things for you to think about (with your eyes closed) before you go onto reading this article: a) When was the last time that you engaged in drawing/colouring/painting? b) How did engaging in this activity make you feel? Once you have answered these questions, try to make yourself aware of the bodily… Continue reading Art and Colouring: Practices that Build Calm During Stressful Times

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Connecting with Others: Saying Thank You to People We Haven’t Thanked Before

At a time when we need to isolate ourselves physically, how can we remain connected with each other? One answer is by expressing our gratitude to others. Gratitude in the simplest of terms means to be mindful of our blessings. Normally, caught in our whirlwind of busyness, we are hardly able to spare a minute… Continue reading Connecting with Others: Saying Thank You to People We Haven’t Thanked Before

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Grounding: an individual practice to calm ourselves

Grounding is a technique that that helps us come back to the present moment, enjoy it, and live it. Grounding is designed to immediately connect you with the present moment, by consciously checking in with the physical sensations you are feeling at the moment. By paying attention to things we can see, hear, feel, smell and taste in the present moment, we are reminded that, however much we think of the future or the past, we are living in the present moment.