A beautiful and helpful video from Trauma Busters, with Amelie demonstrating how we can give ourselves a ‘Butterfly Hug’. This is a self-soothing technique which can bring a sense of calm and help us to process difficult emotions. It might be particularly useful for anyone who is having to self isolate alone, who won’t be able to have hugs from friends or family during this time.
Trauma Busters is a voluntary not-for-profit digital project, set up in response to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on mental health. Experienced counsellors Anne and Marissa are sharing techniques and tools to help people feel less anxious, enabling us to support our wellbeing and feel less isolated. Follow their Facebook page for more videos and practical advice!