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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 photos that make you feel soothed. We will then post these images on our website gallery 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 public around the world, 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 research, or help us evaluate some of the images already submitted, please read our Participate page. We receive new photos every week, so be sure to come back and rate your favourites!


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

Welcome to Project Soothe

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