What is Self Care Counselling
Whether you are a student, a professional, a parent, a caregiver or any other human being... self-care really matters!
Self-care is a practice that will help you limit the stresses and strains that you are bound to encounter in your personal and professional live.Self-care refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our short- and longer-term health and well-being.
Practicing self-care will help you:
- Identify and manage the general challenges that all hard-working professionals face, such as the potential for stress and burnout or interpersonal difficulties.
- Be aware of your own personal vulnerabilities, such as the potential for retraumatization (if you have a trauma history), vicarious or secondary traumatization (if you work with individuals who report their own traumatic experiences such as psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers, and other helping proferssional), and compassion fatigue (which you can develop from a combination of burnout and vicarious traumatization).
- Achieve more balance in your life, by maintaining and enhancing the attention you pay to the different domains of your life in a way that makes sense to you.
Sessions booked with Andrea for Self-Care Counseling will first start with your personal story and also some assessments. Then we will work together on a SELF CARE PLAN just for you. In between sessions you will work on implementing the self care plan and you will also be asked to journal your feelings and emotions with help from Andrea
Self Care is ESSENTIAL to our own well-being. Without regular self care we are at high risk for stress and burnout
“Just like you do on a plane, you need to put on your own oxygen mask first before trying to help others.”
-Dean Nancy Smyth