Resources – To Foster Hope

I focus on the positive when…

I pay attention to the here and now.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Mindfulness : Meditation And Everyday Life (Homewood Health, 2017)

Multimedia

1 – Essence: ateliers de méditation plein conscience (UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, 2014)

I use words of encouragement and inspiring images or quotes.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Inspirational Photographs (Unsplash, 2020)

I take inspiration from people with difficulties like mine.

Organizations and Help Resources 

1 – Mental Health Forum (Together For Change, 2019)

Multimedia

1 – Recovery Stories (17 videos) (Douglas Mental Health University Insitute, 2013)

I appreciate beautiful things and simple pleasures.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Mindfulness – Practicing Here and Now. (Here to Help, 2017)

Multimedia

1 – How to find nirvana in a cup of coffee? – A lecture by Camillo Zacchia in 2014 (Douglas Mental Health University Insitute, 2014)

I use humour.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Laughter: No Joke – It’s Good for Your Health (Blue Cross, 2014)

Multimedia

1 – Laughter Therapy: Health Benefits of Laughter. (Sutter Health, 2011)

2 – The Health Benefits of Laughter. (WebMD, 2016)

I congratulate myself for my achievements, whether large or small.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – 10 tips for building and maintaining positive self-esteem. (Calgary Counselling Centre, 2017)

2 – How do I get more self-esteem? (Montreal Therapy Center, 2017)

I try to stay hopeful during difficult times.

Documents d’information et outils

1 – Cultivating Gratitude (Mind you mind)

Ideas to grow a positive and hopeful mindset

I take care of myself when…

I invest time in my spiritual life (e.g. religion, philosophy, meditation).

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Spirituality when living with a desease (Canadian Cancer Society)

I do things that draw on my strengths.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – The VIA Character Strengths Survey (VIA Institute on Character, 2016)

→ Allows you to identifiy your signature strengths. Free subscription is needed.

I avoid comparing myself too much to others.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – What Is Self-Acceptance? 25 Exercices + Definition and Quotes (PositivePsychology.com, 2020)

I learn to live with my strengths and limitations.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – How to Set Healthy Boundaries: 10 Examples + PDF Worksheets  (PositivePsychology.com, 2020)

Multimedia

1 – Self Compassion Exercices (10 videos) (Center for Mindful Compassion, 2020)

I learn to see my mental health problem as separate from me as a person.

Documents d’information et outils

1 – You Are Not Your Diagnosis (Psych Central, 2018)

I empower myself when…

I go at my own pace, based on my abilities.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – How to Set Healthy Boundaries: 10 Examples + PDF Worksheets (PositivePsychology.com, 2020)

I express what I think, how I am feeling.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – Effective Communication (Lawrence Robinson, Jeanne Segal, Ph. D., and Melinda Smith, M. A., 2019)

Multimedia

1 – Basics of Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (Better Health Channel, 2012)

I speak up about things I don’t like.

Useful Information and Tools

1 – 10 Tips for Being Assertive (Better Health Channel, 2012)

2 – Be an Assertive Communicator (Canadian Hearing Services)

3 – Being assertive: Reduce stress, communicate better (Mayo Clinic, 2020)

→ Recognize and learn assertive behavior and communication.