Sarah Banks

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30 Reflective journal prompts

What are reflective journal prompts? Reflective journal prompts are thought-provoking questions or statements designed to encourage individuals to reflect on their experiences, thoughts, feelings, and actions. They are often used as a tool for self-exploration, personal growth, and learning. Reflective journaling involves writing responses to these prompts in a journal or notebook. The goal of […]

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How to journal and manifest your pillow method affirmations

An introduction to the pillow method The Pillow Method, also known as the Pillow Manifestation Technique, is a manifestation practice that combines elements of active communication, positive pillow method affirmations, and the power of your subconscious mind. It can be a great way to align your thoughts, emotions, and intentions with the manifestation process, ultimately

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How to use DBT: DBT model of emotions worksheet

This post, DBT model of emotions worksheet, is part of a set of posts on DBT. There are two other blog posts on DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which are: DBT Stop Skills worksheet: Skills to regulate your emotions and How to use your DBT card printable: free worksheets  I would really recommend you starting there if

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Unveiling New Layers to Your Personalised Anxiety Journal

This blog post helps to add additional steps to your personalised anxiety journal. It accompanies the previous post on creating your own personalised anxiety journal template. That post will show you how to create your anxiety journal and how to personalise it just for you. This post gives you additional steps that you might like

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DBT Stop Skill worksheet: skills to regulate your emotions

I have recently come across Dr Marsha Linehan’s work on DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I’ve found it really encouraging and I’m creating a few blog posts around it for a couple of reasons. Firstly it fits in with a journaling practice really well. Secondly it fits in with the health and wellness subject matters which

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How to journal your way to forgiveness for another person

How can you use your journal to practice forgiveness for someone? Using your journal as a tool for practicing forgiveness can be a powerful and healing process. Do you need to write it down though? Is it equally effective to journal your way to forgiveness as it is to just think it? In other words

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Positive affirmations your boyfriend would love to hear

I love affirmations. Having been brought up with a father who thought that anything vaguely ‘woo’ was a ‘con’ I had a healthy scepticism for anything to do with self-improvement for many years. Affirmations actually help Until I realised I needed help in my life. And the best place to start was by helping myself.

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