Thank you for signing up for a Whakaora Group EMDR session. Whether this is your first experience with EMDR or you are returning to continue your healing journey, these videos and documents will help you along the way.
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive muscle relaxation is a relaxation technique that reduces stress and anxiety in your body by having you slowly tense and then relax each muscle. Progressive muscle relaxation can provide an immediate feeling of relaxation, but it’s best to practice frequently. With experience, you will become more aware of when you are experiencing tension and you will have the skills to help you relax.
Personal Safety Plan
It can help to make your own plan for what to do when things feel really bad.
Try to find a time when you’re feeling calm to make your plan. You could ask a friend or a health professional to help you write it.
Write your own answers to each question. Be really honest with yourself about what you need and what works for you. There are some examples on each page to help you think of different ideas.
The Antidepressant Skills Workbook
This workbook is a great place to begin to learn about depression and treatment options.
It is intended for:
■ individuals with depressed mood
■ concerned partners, family members or friends
who want to help a depressed individual
This book is meant to provide accurate information about depression. It is not a psychological or medical treatment, and is not a replacement for treatment where this is needed. If expert assistance or treatment is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought.