Accessible tools for emotional well-being
Living with an illness or a disability is emotionally stressful no matter which side of the challenge you are on. It’s important to manage the stress for our bodies and minds. That’s why we created the BMB Emotional e-Toolkit, an accessible collection of fundamental strategies that will help reduce your stress load so you can live a happier, healthier life.
We are filling this interactive Toolkit with 5 Tools proven to bring you back to a state of calm when living with the unavoidable stressors of disease and disability:
The e-Toolkit is useful for anyone living with, or caring for someone with, any kind of illness or disability. Because one's well-being is inseparable from the well-being of their support system.
If you are an INDIVIDUAL dealing with a new diagnosis or coping with a lifelong disease or disability, you will find that the Tools help you reduce stress and build resilience to deal with the everyday (often exhausting) emotions that come with your condition.
If you are a LOVED ONE of someone with a disease or disability, you will find that the Tools help you understand their (often indescribable) stress so that you can help soothe it. The Tools will also help you develop ways to manage your own stress as a caregiver.
Each Tool is conveniently laid out to make it easy for you to learn, understand, and apply the strategies. Within each Tool you will find:
Take note, these Tools are about self-care… not self-discipline.
Research shows that focus on control actually adds to the mental and physical depletion we’re already experiencing. Therefore, our strategies are focused on managing stress with compassion and self-love. Notice what makes you feel better, without forcing it, and move through the Tools at your own pace.