Working in the human services field can be a rewarding but challenging experience.
Some of the following readings and resources may be worth investigating when considering your own self-care.
Self-care starter kit – from the University of Buffalo. This resource steps you through creating a self-care plan, provides self assessments and measures to examine your current well being, and includes self-care exercises and activities
What I Wish I Had Known: Burnout and Self-Care in Our Social Work Profession – in this article SaraKay Smullens discusses burnout including compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
How Clinicians Practice Self-Care & 9 Tips for Readers – very short article with quick tips for self care, an easy read.
The building blocks of resilience – by Michael Pearn. This clip is of a workshop presentation on building resilience
From – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygIiJuOTRks
Any useful resources that you’ve come across for self-care? Be sure to include them in the comments.