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Being real with self-care: feeling good, working well

When

12/12/2019 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Seminar

Category

About this event

Audre Lorde said "self-care is necessary for my survival", and in these times of constant change, and when facing the complexities in working with different service users with a range of needs, this session will focus on our own need to tend to our self-care in every day situations.

Stress and burnout are experienced by many in the caring professions. Therefore, to avoid this, you will look at the research and strategies employed by those who have "survived and thrived" following this experience. You will also consider your own conscious awareness of what works effectively for yourself in self-care choices.

Making conscious decisions to care for ourselves is necessary to support us in our wellbeing.

Key learning: 

  • How our beliefs and values support us in self-care approaches
  • Recognising our personal agency in life situations and experiences
  • Understanding our reactions to situations which are resourceful … or not
  • Employing strategies to support our wellbeing.

Facilitator bio

The Hive of Wellbeing is run by Claire Lavelle who is a professional and accredited coach with over twenty years’ experience in Education. Claire has been a primary head teacher in Scotland and abroad, and a quality improvement officer in a Scottish local authority.

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