Support Yourself

Resources I Recommend


Books

Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity and Love, by bell hooks

Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey to Herself, by Judith Duerk

Coming into Your Own: A Woman's Guide Through Life Transitions, by Barbara Cecil

Focusing, by Eugene T. Gendlin

Salt, by Nayyirah Waheed

 
Online Resources

Judge your Neighbour Sheet, from The Work of Byron Katie

Catch it [a simple app to track your moods and reframe your thoughts], downloadable in your mobile phone app store or here.

Headspace [a beautiful app to learn how to meditate in a no-nonsense way], downloadable in your mobile phone app store or on Headspace.com

Bobby Klein's Weekly I Ching, on Bobbyklein.com/i-ching

 
Events & Gatherings

10 day Vipassana Course as taught by S.N. Goenka, Dhamma.org

Silent Together - A day a month to be still, Silenttogether.com

 
Urgent Self-Support

Take 3 deep slow breaths in - and out. Roll your shoulders.

Put your phone on silent and turn off your computer (20 minutes). Find a place to sit comfortably. Check in with your body to see what it feels like, this moment. Notice, rather than fear, whatever sensation is there.

Go for a brief aimless walk outside (in nature) if you can. Let your 'inner tug' guide you with as to what direction to take at each turn.

Call a friend who can listen. Open up. Let them know what you most need, right now.

Try to imagine the many people all over the world thinking or feeling the exact same things this very moment...