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Copyright 2014-16 Project Soothe

University Edinburgh

In research and psychological therapy, we know that the ability to soothe ourselves at times of distress helps us stay well. However, little is known about how people soothe themselves in everyday life.


Our goal is to learn more about the everyday experience of self-soothe. We hope to achieve this by inviting you to send us images that make you feel soothed. We will then post some of these images on this website and collect feedback from viewers about whether these images make them feel soothed too. These images will then be combined into a large bank of photos for use in future research and psychological therapies. All of the images are provided to us by members of the community, such as yourself.


Please feel free to explore our site further to find out more about our project and our team. If you would like to contribute an image to our website, please read our Participate page. You may also be interested in taking part in our Survey. We post new photos every week, so be sure to return back and vote for your favourites!


If you have questions or comments about Project Soothe, we welcome you to Contact Us.

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