Make mine a large one! Self-medicating to manage your emotions

Make mine a large one! Self-medicating to manage your emotions

In this post I discuss how, even without noticing it, self-medicating with alcohol or prescription medicines can be our ‘go-to’ way to deal with the emotional and psychological pressure of being an unpaid carer and how to manage it.

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 4 – Anger

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 4 – Anger

In this last of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I chat with a Positive Anger Management expert, Tanya Heasley, about how to identify it and some practical resources to help you to manage it.

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 3 – Grief

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 3 – Grief

In this third part of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I am talking about ‘carers’ grief’, how it is different to bereavement grief and outline some practical resources to help you to manage it.

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 1 – Guilt

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 1 – Guilt

In this first part of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I am talking about probably the most common emotion, ‘carers guilt’, how it can show up in our lives and provide exercises and activities to help reduce its power.

Introduction to the 4-part building emotional resilience as a carer series

Introduction to the 4-part building emotional resilience as a carer series

In this post I discuss a forthcoming four-part series covering the four most prominent emotions carers experience: guilt, resentment, grief and anger and explore how Emotional Resilience can help manage difficult emotions.