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Strengthening Your Sense of Self
The Change Triangle tool for emotional health by Hilary Jacobs Hendel. [Blog post]
Learning how to recognize emotions as experiences in your body can help you better connect with your needs and your authentic self.
Podcasts with Hilary Jacobs Hendel that discuss the reconnecting with your emotions. [Webpage of links to podcasts]
The power of vulnerability by Brené Brown. [YouTube video/TEDtalk]
The courage to be imperfect
The compassion to treat ourselves kindly
Connection through authenticity
Listening to shame by Brené Brown. [YouTube video/TEDtalk]
Friendship and Mental Health [article]. Covers the importance of friendship, how that interacts with family and romantic relationships, different stages of friendship, and how that can fluctuate with major life transitions.
Relationship Therapist vs. Hitch [YouTube video]
A marriage and family therapist explores how relationships develop when we are able to be our authentic selves using humor and this popular movie. This episode works well as a follow-up to Brené Brown, further illustrating that you have to know who you are and know how to be vulnerable with another before you can develop a deeper relationship. (Keep in mind opinions expressed in this video are theirs, and I include it here because of the overall message and the benefit of a few laughs.)
A Word About Online Resources
My hope is to share resources here that are useful. Although I do my best to keep information current, it is possible for links to become outdated or for material to change. A link is not an endorsement of a particular person or organization, nor do I receive any incentives from them.
Keep in mind that these resources are not specific to your situation and therefore are not therapy or a substitute for mental health services. Please consult your therapist, physician, or other professional support for advice that is specific to you, and call your local 24-hour helpline (988) if you are in crisis.