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SHAKEN was developed in partnership with Connor Diocese and funded by the Church of Ireland Priorities Fund.

We all feel shaken sometimes. Sometimes difficult things happen and we don’t know what to do, or how we feel.

SHAKEN is a resource is designed to help you make good choices to live well when life shakes you. 

We will be posting 20 Healthy Coping Mechanisms from SHAKEN, two each week, on social media and below on our blog. Try them all and discover which ones work best for you!

SHAKEN was developed in partnership with Connor Diocese and funded by the Church of Ireland Priorities Fund.

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SHAKEN 10. Eat Well

Our bodies, minds and hearts need to be given the right things to be healthy. Let’s start with what you can give your body – healthy food and drinks. You don’t have to be a professional chef to create good and nourishing meals and snacks....

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SHAKEN 9.

You may not feel like having fun, but actually taking a little time to do something you enjoy can help settle your worried mind, or upset heart when you have talked to God or someone else about your feelings. You will have your own ideas,...

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SHAKEN 8. Move

Moving can help break an intense or difficult moment. God made us with awesome bodies. It is healthy to have 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Physical activity helps us to feel better about ourselves, improves mood, sleep and...

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SHAKEN 7. Spend Regular Time with God

We’ve encouraged you to talk to God in moments where you feel overwhelmed or stressed and need help. It is also a really good idea to plan regular times of getting to know God, and talking to Him. Taking time to read the...

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SHAKEN 6. Create

Painting, building Lego, colouring, crafting, moulding clay, model building, composing, writing... all of these (and more) are examples of being creative. Each of these is a way in which we can break the intensity of tricky moments and...

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SHAKEN 5. Fresh Air

Getting outside and fresh air can help break a stressed moment. It can help you calm down and gather your thoughts to work out what you are going to do next. When you get outside notice what is around you – the trees, the clouds, the...

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SHAKEN 2. Talk to Others

It can be really helpful to speak with someone who cares about you, right in that overwhelming, difficult moment. It helps you to remember that you are not alone. And it gives you a chance to express your feelings safely and before they...

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SHAKEN 1. Talk to God

SHAKEN 1. Talk to God

Talking is how we get to know one another better. It is part of God’s design for us to live well! For some people, it is hard to say the things we think or feel. For others, it is easier. But most people find it difficult to talk about things that make them feel sad...

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