The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information.
R.A.I.N. is an acronym for a practice developed by Dr. Tara Brach for coping with strong emotions. It stands for:
R – Recognize
I – Investigate
It is designed as a step-by-step way to process strong feelings and encompasses self-compassion and radical acceptance. Please see the link below for a more detailed explanation, as well as other helpful tools including recordings of this guided practice.
Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (M.B.S.R.). He is a scientist, writer and meditation teacher who is also a Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The first link below will bring you to the Youtube video of his full body scan recording (45 minutes in duration). The second link will bring you to more of his M.B.S.R. resources:
Music as a Coping Tool:
Human beings have turned to music as a way to heal, connect and communicate throughout the ages. More recently, the intentional use of music for therapeutic purposes has evolved into its own discipline, Music Therapy. To learn more about this work, feel free to visit the Canadian Association of Music Therapists website:
When navigating times of loss and change, music can be an effective tool to help heal and grow. Below are some resources for more information on how to relate to and use music in this way:
Renee White is a local licensed and experienced Music Therapist whose services I recommend. See her website for more information about her offerings:
M.B.S.R. stands for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an approach for coping with stress that utilizes tools such as meditation, body awareness and mindful movement.
You can access a free, online MBSR course at the following link:
Mindfulness with Emily
Residents of NL looking for a local mindfulness practitioner to learn from can check out “Mindfulness with Emily”. She offers several services, including a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, one-on-one mindfulness sessions for adults and children, and more. She practices both online and in-person. Learn about her services here:
Times of grief, loss and life transition also bring intense emotions that, although a normal part of the experience, can be overwhelming. Distress Tolerance is a skill that you can work on as you are coming to terms with your experience. Check out the self-guided modules from the Center for Clinical Interventions (CCI) below to learn some ways to cope with these uncomfortable feelings: