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Anchoring technique [wtr-time]

Anytime you feel you need a confidence boost use this gesture to bring to mind these confident strong feelings again. Learn more about the Anchoring Technique here.

Read more September 14th, 2021

Calming technique: Bubble breaths [wtr-time]

Long slow breaths out can be a simple way to control anxiety, and the idea of blowing bubbles can make this easier and more fun for you to learn and practice. In fact it can make it easier for all of us, who doesn’t love bubbles?! Our Director Cath talks you through the technique, giving […]

Read more September 14th, 2021

Grounding technique: Spot a colour [wtr-time]

Grounding techniques are useful at times of stress or distress and to bring yourself out of or prevent the onset of panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation. This one is really simple and easy to remember, and suitable for children and young people too. The video is only short and walks you through it. Why not […]

Read more September 14th, 2021

Grounding technique: 5-4-3-2-1 [wtr-time]

Grounding techniques can be useful at times of distress to bring yourself out of or prevent the onset of panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation. It can be good to practice grounding techniques when you are calm so they are in your toolkit ready to go whenever you may next need them. Why not practice this […]

Read more September 14th, 2021

How to champion your senses [wtr-time]

Did you know your sense of smell is closely linked with a part of your brain called the limbic system, which is believed to play a major role in emotion and memory? Have you ever experienced being caught off guard by a strong scent and being instantly taken back to another time, place or feeling? […]

Read more September 14th, 2021

How to talk yourself through a flashback [wtr-time]

This protocol is taken from Babette Rothschilds book “8 keys to safe trauma recovery”

Read more September 14th, 2021

How to recognise emotions in your body [wtr-time]

You can feel emotions as physical sensations in your body. From getting butterflies in your stomach when you are nervous or excited, experiencing tingling in your fingers when you are anxious, to feeling your heart hurt when you are sad or lonely, or like your chest is exploding when you are overwhelming. These are the […]

Read more September 14th, 2021

What you need to know about Consent Relationships & Sex Education [wtr-time]

Relationship and sex education (RSE) is so important. As young people enter key stages of development it is crucial that they feel empowered on their journey to adulthood and are supported to understand what healthy sexual relationships consist of. News headlines in the last few months about young people’s experiences of sexual harassment and abuse […]

Read more June 24th, 2021

Help – I’m struggling to sleep [wtr-time]

When you go through a traumatic experience, it is common to struggle with falling asleep at night. You may be experiencing flashbacks ( a vivid experience in which you relive some aspects of the traumatic event or feel as if it is happening right now), or high levels of anxiety (having an increased heart rate, feeling […]

Read more March 19th, 2021

How to separate yourself from uncomfortable emotions [wtr-time]

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 at Imara we have all been identifying and sharing what we have found helpful to cope and maintain our mental health while living in lockdown. What has massively helped my mental health during lockdown is to: Notice and name any of my uncomfortable emotions and physical sensations that […]

Read more April 14th, 2020