The Mindfulness Tool for Survivors has adapted traditional mindfulness practices around the specific needs of women survivors of sexual violence. A trauma-sensitive approach has been used that recognises that some of the Mindfulness resources available can, for some survivors, be quite unhelpful or triggering. The following areas are covered:
- grounding for flashbacks, anxiety and panic attacks
- kindness and self-compassion
- body-awareness and connection
- using mindfulness to focus on what we can have gratitude and appreciation for
The material can still be challenging and is not a substitute for professional mental health support. For further support please visit your GP or your local Rape Crisis Centre. If you live, work or study in the Tyneside and Northumberland you may want to use our services for women and girls, find out more here.
This toolkit has been co-created by Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland, Mindful Therapies and a group of seven women survivors.
RCTN and Mindful Therapies would like to acknowledge the time, expertise and personal experience of the seven survivors who wanted to support other women who may be going through some of the things they have.