One Brain Cell (3:10)

When exhausted or down all you need to do is switch on just one brain cell to focus on self-care.

So there you are feeling down. Inside your mind you switch on just one brain cell and this one brain cell chooses to do one of the Everyone Cares strategies: think of something you like – connect with nature – give yourself some care through the Inner Smile – be with people or animals you love.

Only one brain cell is needed. This is like a single candle lit in darkness.

This video was made for the Everyone Cares project.

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Guided Inner Smile Exercise (7:29)

 

This video guides you through doing the wonderful Inner Smile exercise. It takes you stage by stage through the process of how to send caring messages through your neuro-endocrinal system. This benefits all aspects of your health.

This video was made for the Everyone Cares project.

The Inner Smile (6:32)

The Inner Smile is a wonderful exercise for supporting your health and wellness, sending messages of care and reassurance directly through your nervous system.

This video also explains some of the science behind how the Inner Smile works.

This video was made for the Everyone Cares project.

Positive Triggers (3:40)

Thinking about the all the things you like and love sends reassuring messages through your physiology, supporting your health and wellbeing.

Just thinking about what you like can be as good as doing it in real life.

It is important therefore to be mindful of what it is that you like and enjoy.

You might find it useful to make some lists of the things you like:

  • People
  • Animals
  • Places
  • Memories
  • Activities
  • Films, TV programmes, books, paintings, art
  • Colours, sounds, tastes, textures

This video was made for the Everyone Cares project.

Community: Friends, Animals and Nature (1:10)

Spending time with people and animals you like is an enjoyable way to support your health and wellbeing.

When you hang out with a community of friends or colleagues an unconscious primal response is triggered. Your survival instincts are calmed down as you spend time in a safe and enjoyable environment. Physiologically and psychologically there are great benefits.

Many people find their community in nature or with animals. Never underestimate the value of pets . . . or your garden . . . or a park.

Where do you find your community?

This video was made for the Everyone Cares project.

Nature Heals (3:58)

Connecting with the natural world can be a crucial element in supporting your health.

This can be as simple as looking out of the window at the sky and clouds. Or holding a rock. Or smelling a flower.

Or if you can, get outside and be in nature.

This benefits physical and psychological health.

This video was made for the Everyone Cares project.