Self-Recovery Tools and Resources
The staff at Forward Leeds have compiled some handouts and links to videos to give you some ideas of how to look after yourselves, manage your wellbeing in between sessions at Forward Leeds and beyond the time when you stop coming to see us.
The following is a list of downloadable PDFs. Click the title to download the handout.
Anger Management Toolbox
Guidance on how to effectively deal with anger issues
Changing your Internal Dialogue or self talk
How to learn to be kinder in the way that we talk to ourselves in our own heads
Cravings Survival Guide
Tactics for coping effectively with cravings
Dealing with Cravings
Guidance on understanding and breaking the cycle of addiction
A set of guidelines on how to improve your ability to sleep
Instincts, Thinking and Coping
Gain a clearer picture of the biology and psychology of cravings and stress
Living a Balanced Lifestyle (Three p’s)
A worksheet to help you address three vital areas of your life to achieve a more balanced lifestyle and improve wellbeing
Exercises to help you step out of “automatic pilot”, becoming less reactive, and more aware and mindful in your responses
Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief
Learn to effectively combat stress by activating the body’s natural relaxation response
SOBER breathing technique
A mindfulness intervention to help manage panic attacks, reduce anxiety and stress, break addictive processes and behaviours, and manage pain
The ABC technique
This technique can be used to help you cope with almost any upsetting situation
A mindfulness technique that can be used to help with any addictive behaviour
Below are links to several videos with advice for dealing with mental health and wellbeing etc. but also other learning topics that you may wish to pursue.
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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari
Why thinking you’re ugly is bad for you | Meaghan Ramsey
Listening to shame | Brené Brown
There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle
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The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown
A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer
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