All of these Resources are excellent and high standard examples of self care tools and teachings for wellbeing. That said , I suggest that you use them with discernment of your own abilities and under advisement of a professional if you are uncertain of its appropriateness for you in a safe manner .
I recommend the yoga tune up self release tools. I have a link to Jill Millers yoga tune up here to expand what I have given in sessions or workshops and if you wish to purchase products or attend online classes. In St Johns you can find classes on this at newfoundmovement.ca
This 7 minute yoga routinely Mark Whitwell is my daily go to. It is easy and safe for beginners or advanced yogis to do. It has transformed my body and my life as grand as that sounds and I am very happy to pass it forward to others !
These are done by Corrine Champigny with whom I did my teacher training. Safe for everyone and great home practice especially when you need a restorative practice or to balance other styles of moving yoga.
This video has great releases for the shoulders and jaw.
Hotel yoga is my go to when travelling and for hips and low back opening.
Eating clean is important not just to your belly but to your overall wellness, your nervous system and your ability to enjoy life. People ask me what products I use and what recipes I use to cook clean here are a couple of links to start
The work at this institute is developing the tools for improving emotional wellbeing by using the science behind heart neurology. It shows how to shift the rhythms of the heart to bring the heart mind and emotions into alignment.
This website is one of my favorite things. It provides yoga classes online , and pilates instruction as well. It also has documentaries and shows, like the netflix of mindful living:) There is a small monthly fee to have access and no obligation to pay for more than 1 month . I have been using it daily for many years
This is an example of one of the heart math techniques. Quick Coherence can be used to calm reactive emotions, reduce feelings of worry and fear, lessen feelings of overwhelm and stress, prepare for sleep and quiet an overactive mind. The benefits are it can be done anytime and anywhere during the day and the more you practice it the more effective it becomes.
Peter Levine's work in Trauma healing and the nervous systems role is profound and long standing. There are many resources on this site to help in understanding how we hold emotional traumas in our body. The video called Natures lessons explains it well.
Other than yoga, I often use Qi Gong to release stress and create balance in my body. I find it works quickly and feels like a day out in nature. It is a form of self healing and done often can create incredible wellbeing on many levels. The link below is to a site called YOQI and has several videos that include the body tapping, flowing smooth movements I include in self care programs.
Lee Holden is an established teacher, click his name here for a short free 20 minute practice that is a good example and great for home . This is safe for everyone.
This work by Stephen Porges is now being used to explain how integral our nervous system is in the experiences of our life. It explains the importance and relevance of safety in the interpretation of our environment .Understanding this is powerful information for us all to begin to self regulate and also to heal the stresses we may be carrying that lead to tension , anxiety and at worst burnout or held trauma. It is the basis of the Soul breath method I teach for stress dissipation and self regulation.
Here is the website which provides for free the tools as well as the information about how this process works. This is one of the best methods I found for retraining negative thinking
A new earth is his latest book but the website has free material and video links so you can start to explore his ideas. In particular the chapter on the pain body explains the thinking associated with the negative bias we have in our brain.
This simple strategy seems a little strange to people at first but it has been used for many years now by therapists and is growing in our understanding of it. I have found it to be incredibly useful for switching my over analyzing mind to a more reasonable and kind place.
Insight Timer is what I use daily, it has a timer as well as free guided mediations for beginners , it is a free app. I recommend this as a great start and for those of you I suggest Yoga Nidra to at home
This is one of my favourite mindfulness tools. At first it may not seem to be useful but repeated for 3 months and the effects can be profound. Research shows how it remaps our brain from the adaptive stress response. William Bloom has been a leader in applying mindfulness to everyday and I studied from him teachings on the Endorphine Effect many years ago. It underlies much of my experience in mindfulness practices.
The exercise starts at the 31 minute mark of the video.
This site says, as I also believe , that
happiness is a skill we can all improve through regular practice.
Have a look at some of the simple but great practices offered on this site to get the feel of how mindfulness is applicable to work as well as our personal lives.
Loving kindness and self compassion work is also a great rewiring mindfulness tool. One teaching of this work can be found here . Kristen Neff PHD is a university researcher in this subject and has put together programs and teachings of how to apply this technique.