There are many resources for self-care in the healing journey, and the links below provide a blend of secular and spiritual ideas that others have found helpful.  We welcome your ideas as well; to suggest a resource, please click to use our contact form.

Positive Affirmations

Rewrite negative narrative & reprogram your subconscious mind through practicing positive thoughts and prayer.

Heal the Mind through the Body

According to trauma expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, trauma lives in our bodies as well as our minds. Physical movement can help to heal the mind through the body. Try Pietra Fitness, yoga, running, swimming, walking, aerobics, dancing.


Mindful breathing exercises and meditation are helpful in managing our fight, flight, freeze or fawn responses. Soothing activities like coloring can also help with mindfulness.

Expressive Arts

Since our brains can sometimes “split” trauma as a means of helping us process our experience. This can be dissociative, but art therapy can help a person reintegrate the trauma in their lives.

  • Creative writing or journaling
  • Visual arts like painting and drawing
  • Musical and theatre arts
  • Sewing
  • Sculpting