12 Articles About Emotional Health
i.e. stages of healing, anger management, identifying your feelings, knowing your needs, improving your self esteem, etc.
A bunch of calming nature videos, Buddhist meditations, piano music, and mp3 recordings of guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation scripts.Inspirational Quotes
Hundreds of inspirational quotes about abuse, recovery, and mental health, organized by topic. Fort Refuge members can add their favorite quotes here too.Stages Of Healing From Abuse
This page is by no means a recipe to healing, it's simply sharing our experience. Walking this path can at times feel like it's hopeless, getting worse, or going in circles. Sometimes it truly is. This is why a roadmap might be helpful.Journaling
Journaling allows you re-discover who you are and what you want to do with your life, now that abuse is over, and to express your thoughts, feelings, desires, plans, hopes - free of judgment or limitations.Cognitive Distortions
Depression and anxiety might be caused by our incorrect perception of reality rather than by reality itself. This page lists top 13 thought patterns that contribute to this problem.Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
Colorful graph to identify your feelings, priceless for abuse survivors. Includes 32 emotions and their connections to each other.Basics by Tony Schirtziger, LCSW
Three articles on the basics of emotional health. What are needs, how are feelings created, need for attention, four kinds of attention, discomfort, triggers for feelings, feelings we create. Sadness, Anger, Fear, Excitement, Joy - and Guilt, Shame, Imagined Fear - how to recognize them and what to do about themDealing with Anger as an Abuse Survivor
Article written by a Fort Refuge member describing various techniques she uses to handle and resolve her anger.A Self-Help Guide to Self Esteem
practical tips on how to improve poor self-esteem and why it is important.Recovering From A Breakdown
A series of six articles by Beth McHugh: the power of small steps, lists, motivational statements, helping others, and counting your blessings.Staying Happy in Hopeless Situations
keeping a healthy perspective, handling fear of the unknown, channeling your focus out of the loops of hopelessness and despair, focusing on a way out, finding faulty thinking patterns, accepting the facts, etcAbstract Art As a Means of Abuse Recovery
Survivors story on how painting helps her cope with aftermath of child abuse by releasing tension, providing an outlet for emotions, offering a distraction for SI urges, and giving a sense of accomplishment.
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