SELF CARE BREAK
I'll be taking the odd day off. I will return messages when I come on.
Now the 35+ Room is a pop up I cannot take ANY PMs during the times I open the room. Room opens 6-8am EST every day and for discussions (as per calendar) with Open Chat half hour before and after.I am currently not taking new requests - please scroll down to find a link to my Listener Twins or there are many very good Listeners to talk to under Browse ListenersIf I am your Listener and I am unavailable and you need someone urgently please scroll down to the link of one of my Listener Twins.Hi I'm from Australia.I've been around for a while and would like to be a help and support for you. I've been through a lot especially the last two years with grief, stress, financial distress and loneliness.If you just need an ear you are welcome to contact me.
Sorry if you are a member or guest looking to chat, I am not currently accepting personal requests for chats. You can browse for a listener. https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/ . You may also find these helpful https://www.7cups.com/connect/groupChatrooms.php https://www.7cups.com/supportGuides/selfHelpGuides.php
Some people find that mindfulness helps them cope. The video Resource Library https://www.7cups.com/forum/MindfulnessSupportCommunity_106/ResourceLibrary_1062/
All the best to you.
Again sorry I cannot help you but my personal workload does not allow openings for that at this time.
If you might consider a paid text therapy on 7cups, then this may be of interest https://www.7cups.com/online-therapy/?ob=1
The other resource is various therapy topics https://www.7cups.com/experts/catalog/topics/
SORRY BUT I AM NOT TAKING ANY CHATS 1:1 AT THE MOMENT OTHER THAN THE REGULAR ONES Hello, I’m Ami, a verified listener on 7cups.
My support will be confidential, without any judgement. There are no topics which make me feel uncomfortable and I will do everything I can to make you feel welcome, safe and understood.
My listening times are Monday to Friday 2 to 4 pm edt , usually my listening time will be 45 to 60 min. once a week or 2 x 30 min. twice a week.
Apart from my work as listener I am actively supporting the mindfulness community, 50plus and 35plusSome things about me:
Exercising, yoga and meditation, nature walks, cooking are some of the activities I like a lot, most of all humour – having a good laugh.
My approach to life is holistic, balance of mind, body and spirit as well as living in harmony with nature are very important to me.
I had many challenges in my life and learned to cope and overcome them and would be glad to support you to achieve the same. Volunteering here on 7 cups means a lot to be, I am very passionate about helping others.
I want to acknowledge the courage that it takes to reach out, this is not easy, but you made the first step. Please feel free to message me any time, I promise I will get back to you as soon as I can.
My mentor is Soulsings
My listener-twins are AlexMercer22 and Saifelhak74
Sorry not accepting member chats at this time other than regular members that I listen to. Please see here for a listener: https://www.7cups.com/BrowseListeners/I like to help others and like to be helped also. Created the following to help everyone please let me know if there is a web site that I should add as a resource:
- An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
CBT resources - How CBT can help- Anxiety Worksheets- Cognitive distortions
- Health anxiety
DBT resources - psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/
- Coping with Flashbacks
- Feelings wheel
- Turning the mind
Activity Scheduling Activities can be connected to the way you feel. If you track feelings of depression, you may discover that when you are depressed you are more passive and less active. Following the observation that depressed people tend to stop doing pleasurable activities, depression treatments often emphasize increasing the weekly number of pleasurable activities. Additional ways to improve mood:
Surround yourself with people who have a positive impact on you
Invest in friendships and have a “go to” person that you can trustBecome more forgiving - forgive yourself and forgive others
Build on areas of strength and note evidence for new beliefs that replace old negative beliefs (praise yourself for things you accomplish)Keep a gratitude journal
Coping skills - Alphabet of Stress Management and Coping Skills
- Adult Pleasant Activities
- Adult Pleasant Events
- 99 Coping Skills
Books - 5 love languages and then discuss it- Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder
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Self-help guides - 7cups
Other Links - Abortion- Advice for Teens- Alcohol- Anger and Aggression- Anxiety- Bible Study- Breathing Exercises And Techniques
- Detox Local- Exercises for Relaxation- Problems- Problems: Causes, Tests, and Treatments- Coping with Depression- Crisis hotlines the recovery group- Depression - A majority of people experience depression at least once during their lifetime, but they may or may not be aware of it. Understanding what depression is begins the journey toward recovering from depression. You may not realize that depression symptoms are not just emotional. Depression is much more than a low mood, feeling sad, and being irritable. There are cognitive (e.g., self-criticism and hopeless thoughts), behavioral (e.g., isolating from others and having difficulty ’getting started’ with activities), and physical (e.g., sleep problems and change in appetite) symptoms as well. The mind and body are very much connected, and the way that depression affects someone demonstrates that strong connection. Learn more about what depression is by reading the Depression Guide on 7 Cups of Tea’s website. You can also talk to someone about your experience of depression by requesting to chat with one of our listeners.Millions of people suffer from depression everyday? How do I know if I'm depressed or if I'm just sad?- Forgiveness - How to Get Help- Key To a Happier Future- Letting go of grudges and bitterness- Minors Legal Questions and Answers
Panic Attacks - 10 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack- Psychology and its practice- Psychologytoday- What Does the Bible Say- Guide to Women's Self Defense and Self Protection- Healing Self-Hate- Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Disability- Help with your sex life- How to help a friend who is being abused- Instant Self-Denfense- Self Help Resources- Womens Health- MentalHelp - Comprehensive Mental Health and Mental Illness information on topics like Depression, Bipolar, Suicide, Anxiety, Addiction, Schizophrenia, and more.- Mindfulness meditation- A Bad Dream Is More Than Just A Dream: The Science Of Nightmares- Adult nightmares- Causes and facts- How can you interpret dreams- Research and Treatments- Prevent nightmares- Psychologytoday- Sleep Disorders- Sleep Education- Parents & Teachers: Tips & Advice for Talking to Teens About Sex- PTSD: National Center for PTSD- Women and PTSD- Child sexual abuse- Dealing with Rape- How to Prevent a Potential Rape- Help after rape and sexual assault- If your child is raped- http://www.sarsas.org.uk/self-help-guides/- https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/recovering-from-rape-and-sexual-trauma.htm- Medical Examination of the Rape Victim- Raiin- Rape Victims Prone to Suicide- Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Disorders- Sexual Assault Survivor's Guide- Sexual Misconduct Law and Legal Definition- Statutory Rape: A guide to state laws and reporting requirements- Survivors Chat- Things Not to Say to a Survivor of a Sexual Crime- What is Sexual Violence- Recovering Your Mental Health- How Can I Satisfy My Sexual Desire If I’m Destined For Singleness
Read the book5 love languagesand then discuss it- Setting boundaries- Understanding Ourselves and Our Relationships- https://www.rainn.org/articles/self-care-after-trauma- Self Growth- Self Injury outreach and support- Self-Soothing Techniques: Distraction- Sex Addicts Anonymous- Sex Therapy- Social Anxiety- Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers- Teaching kids consent ages 1-21- Teen Health- Therapy Worksheets and Handouts- Trauma Self-Help Books & Workbooks- Why do men rape women- Women self defense