Self-Care: Don't Forget to Breathe
Stress. Burnout. Turnover. Staff working in human services are often over-worked and underpaid. The work is hard. The stories are overwhelming. As individuals engaged in personally and professionally challenging work, we must care for ourselves so that we are better able to care for others. This unit offers strategies for staff self-care and creating healthy working environments. You will learn what self-care is and is not; how awareness, balance, and connection contribute to self-care; signs of secondary trauma; ways to balance action with mindfulness; and relate care for ourselves to connections with others.
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