Journalling can be a daunting task for beginners. There's always the question of how to begin and where to start, but for anyone willing to learn, it can be a simple process. (And why wouldn't you want to learn?) Studies have shown journalling to be crucial in the recovery from stressful and traumatic events.
It can help manage stress and anxiety. In fact, consistent journalling can strengthen your immune system and reduce chronic pain. Join us to learn more and start your own journey towards healing and self-discovery.
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Going through a mental health challenge can make you feel isolated and afraid, among many other things. I remember feeling this way when I was in a difficult place, and that's when I signed up for a buddy circle at HiO. Although I was scared at first, that changed to relief and a sense of hope. The buddy circle reminded me that I'm not completely alone in my journey; help and company is always an arm's reach away :')
Buddy Circle serves exactly what it promises! I remember being a little nervous about my first session, but as you see people open up one by one and you relate with other's struggles, it feels like you're a part of a community, and you can really understand each other. What I liked about the buddy circle was that it always provides us with a learning strategy, something to take back and implement in your everyday life.