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BODY RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

Overview: Body Relaxation Techniques If you are feeling calm and relaxed in your body, you think more clearly and make better decisions. So it’s worth paying attention to your body when you’re feeling tense. There are a number of different techniques that can be used to help us bring our

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MENTAL IMAGERY AND VISUALISATION

Overview: Mental Imagery and Visualisation Mental imagery and visualization can help us reach a desired state simply by creating and focusing on relevant pictures or ‘movies’ in our mind. Depending on the imagery we choose, this tool can help us feel more positive, calm and relaxed, confident, happy and so

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DISTRACTION TECHNIQUES

Overview: Distraction Techniques Distractions usually tend to be seen as negative. But distraction techniques can be really positive too, especially when our mind gets caught up in a negative spiral or when we feel the urge to engage with unhealthy behaviours. Distracting ourselves by doing something positive enables us to

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STRENGTHENING OUR SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORK

Overview: Strengthening Our Social Support Network Having a good network of support from friends and family affects both our mental fitness and our general wellbeing and physical health. So if we find that we’re not opening ourselves up to connecting with others or not making time to support people we

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PROBLEM SOLVING

Overview: Problem Solving All too often we overthink things we see as problems and sometimes that makes us feel worried or even overwhelmed. Yet problems are thrown at us on a daily basis. So it really helps to take a positive step by step approach to problem-solving, a technique for

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INCREASING POSITIVE ACTIVITIES

Overview: Increasing Positive Activities We all have activities that we know make us feel good – emotionally and physically. But sometimes we just feel too busy, too focused on one aspect of everyday life or work to make time for them. This exercise is all about restoring the balance and

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SELF-COMPASSION AND ACCEPTANCE

Overview: Self-Compassion and Acceptance Self-compassion may feel like a strategy that would hinder performance. People wrongly assume that compassion means letting yourself ‘get away’ with things or not pushing yourself hard enough. But self- compassion is crucial for high performers, because it facilitates a more positive mood and optimism and

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POSITIVE SELF-TALK

Overview: Positive Self-Talk The power of our inner critic, suggests that if we continue to feed ourselves with negative thoughts we will feel pretty bad about ourselves. Imagine how friends and family would feel if we constantly told them they’re not good enough or they need to do better or

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