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What are resources, and why do we need them?

In case you haven’t been following along on Instagram, I am so excited to introduce you here to something I’ve been working on in the background for the last few months! 

Very soon I’ll be releasing a free downloadable workbook on my website, called Claiming Your Resources. This workbook will introduce you to resources that will help you not just survive, but thrive. I hope that it will help create a sense of grounding and safety in your body and mind as you navigate these challenging times.

What are resources? According to Dr Albert Wong, “Resources are anything that a person can call upon, internal or external, that helps to reestablish a sense of well-being or safety in the world.”

Resources don’t necessarily have to be physical or even tangible. They can be anything that helps us to cope with what we’re experiencing, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, etc.

Why might we need to re-establish a sense of well-being or safety? 

First, if we’ve experienced trauma. Trauma is the lasting emotional response to a distressing event that overwhelms our ability to cope. Trauma can also occur due to a lack of consistent care, attunement, and positive regard in our relationships, especially during our development. 

Secondly, whenever we’re experiencing stress. Even stress that does not result in trauma can feel overwhelming or unmanageable in the moment. 

We can think of resources in two general categories: Survival Resources and Generative Resources.

In my next post, I’ll go into more detail about the two categories of resources and how you can best utilize them for your self-care. 

In the meantime, subscribe to my newsletter in the green form beneath this post and you’ll be among the first to receive a copy of the Claiming Your Resources workbook once it’s released!

 

xo, 

Lindsay

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