Dark Coffee Podcast

68. 4 Self Care Strategies for Building Resilience

October 1, 2020

This week's solo episode follows host Alice Lyons as she gives 4 self care strategies for building resilience, covering the pandemic transition, the importance of reflection, the role of technology and how you can build your strength.

Also discussed:


(00:55) Introduction to the episode

(03:10) Weakness, discussing what we perceive as our weaknesses which are actually our strengths

(05:59) Pandemic transition, reflection on our current lives, asking ourselves important yet exhausting questions

(08:05) Acknowledging how well we are all doing this year, not focusing on criticism as there are many lessons to take from this year so far

(10:54) The four things that will support you in building your strength: sleep, silence, socialising and simplifying, beginning with sleep as tip 1, how to create a restful environment by minimising screen time and caffeine 

(12:03) Silence, how life can be noisy due to increased connection via technology, small changes such as not listening to a podcast whilst jogging and just taking in the sounds of nature

(15:41) Simplification, less is more, discussing the losses we feel since COVID, how calm can come from stripping away things that no longer work for you

(18:20) The final tip - Socialising and how it can alleviate the fear 

(20:10) Closing comments




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Podcast presented by Alice Lyons.

Music Credit: ‘Infinite Landscape’ by Corinne.




Suicide and Emotional Support Organisations - UK


Samaritans: Confidential suicide discussion and emotional support. 
Call - 116123.  Email -  jo@samaritans.org. Website - www.samaritans.org


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Practical information, crisis care, suicide prevention and emotional support for men,  Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 Open daily from 5pm - 11pm | Webchat: thecalmzone.net/help/webchat


NHS 111 Service
Offer urgent mental health signposting.
Call 111 Open all day every day 
Visit 111.nhs.uk


Mind: Information and signposting service around mental health conditions. We're open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). Infoline: 0300 123 3393 | Email: info@mind.org.uk | Text: 86463

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