Going to therapy is undoubtedly expensive. Even with the financial aspect of it put to the side, going to see a therapist about childhood trauma, relationship woes, or even everyday life stressors can be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually taxing at first.
That’s why it’s completely understandable if you want to take baby steps before you make the very big decision of jumping straight into the healing process.
Lucky for us, black women have taken the initiative to not only heal ourselves, but aid fellow black women on their respective self-care journeys, as well—and they’re all available to you. Here are 3 powerful self-therapy tools created for black women, by black women.
Stress Less Press ‘Self Care for Black Women’ Workbook Series
Journaling is one of the best self-assessment tools to use because it gives you the opportunity to let it all out.
Your thoughts, emotions, and even those things you wouldn’t dare tell another soul, can be safely released without any real backlash or judgement.
Stress Less Press is aiming to expand the safe space in which black women can use journaling to heal and thrive with their Self-Care for Black Women Workbook series.
Each workbook includes planners, self-discovery activities and questionnaires, and self-care ideas to keep you motivated and uplifted all 52 weeks of the year.
My Therapy Cards by Dr. Ebony Butler
Anyone who has ever been to a good therapy session knows that your therapist’s goal isn’t to give you all the answers to fix your life and send you on your way.
Rather, their main goal is to give you the tools to fix your own life after a period of realization and discovery.
Dr. Ebony Butler created My Therapy Cards with the same idea of expanding the conversation about mental and emotional health within your own life by reading and completing thought-provoking tasks and prompts.
While this isn’t a substitute for real therapy, it is an incredibly powerful introduction to guided healing and self-actualization.
Therapy for Black Girls Online Space
Listening to podcasts led by black women is a great way to hear some of your thoughts being said back to you because while we’re all individuals, we also have very life similar experiences that bond and connect us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Led by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, The Therapy for Black Girls podcast presents a weekly conversation about the highs and lows of mental health, personal development, and overcoming challenges to be the best possible versions of ourselves—with empathy, understanding, and some much-needed honesty and authenticity.
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