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Additional Self-Care Resources for all Audiences

Types of Self-Care Definitions

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Self-Care In Health Article

Multiple definitions of visual self-care.

http://www.selfcarejournal.com/view.article.php?id=10127

Self-Compassion in Teachers

A narrative example of self-care and burnout in teachers

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/self_compassion_for_teachers

Self-Care for Social Workers

An AMAZING website FULL of information and wonderful links. This page covers mostly what self-care is and how it changes lives.

http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/resources/self-care-starter-kit/introduction-to-self-care.html

Definitions of what self-care is and is not

A good definition of what self-care is and is not

http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/docswr/_assets/main/lib100056/fact_sheet_09_what_is_self_care.pdf

Self-Compassion

Definitions of self-compassion and link to what self-compassion is not

http://self-compassion.org/the-three-elements-of-self-compassion-2/

Reasons for Self-Care

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APA’s Stance on Self-Care

Simple explanation of why self-care is necessary for people helping professionals

http://www.apapracticecentral.org/ce/self-care/acca-promoting.aspx

NASW Policy on Self-Care

Explanation of secondary trauma and how self-care can help. Focused on Social Workers

https://www.socialworkers.org/nasw/memberlink/2009/supportfiles/ProfesionalSelf-Care.pdf

Dissertation on Self-Care for Trauma Workers

How to recognize, acknowledge, and deal with self-care as someone who works with traumatized individuals.

http://www.melissainstitute.org/documents/meichenbaum_selfcare_11thconf.pdf

Putting your own self-care before caring for others

Reasons for putting self-care first in your professional life

http://www.counselorsoffice.org/2011/10/self-care-who-is-your-most-important.html

Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

An article documenting the importance of self-care and why it is not a selfish pursuit.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13665/why-self-care-isnt-selfish.html

Self-Care is Essential for Mothers

Reasons and examples of why self-care is essential for mothers, even when it seems counter-intuitive.

http://www.mothering.com/articles/self-care-hard/

Self-Care Ideas

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Self-Care Plan and Questionnaire

Long PDF of questions related to troubling behaviors or life state and examining its causes and solutions.

http://www.cpt.org/files/PP%20-%20Self-Care%20Plan.pdf

Simple Self-Care Ideas

List of 80 simple self-care ideas

http://theselfcompassionproject.com/2013/06/03/80-self-care-ideas/

Self-Care Ideas for Grievers

List of MANY different and unique ways of self-care for grief or trauma

http://www.whatsyourgrief.com/self-care-ideas-for-grievers/

Self-Care Solutions

9 concise ways to put self-care into action

http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-clinicians-practice-self-care-9-tips-for-readers/

Self-Care Ideas by category from the ACA

List of self-care ideas by category

http://www.creating-joy.com/taskforce/tf_wellness_strategies.htm

Links for self-care for teachers

Dozens of links covering many aspects of self-care. Very Thorough. Aimed at teachers

http://www.mindfulteachers.org/p/mindful-but-busy-teachers.html

Free Guided Meditations for Self Care

Aimed at building self-compassion, several guided meditations.

http://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/

PowerPoint Resources

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School Counselor Resource Manual on Self-Care

Basic Outline/word web image

http://501resourcemanual.weebly.com/self-care-plan.html

Self-Care for Counselors

Article detailing why self-care is necessary for counselors as well as why it makes you a better professional

http://ct.counseling.org/2011/01/taking-care-of-yourself-as-a-counselor/

Self-Care for Teachers

Simple ideas for self-care for teachers and basic definitions

http://teachforaustralia.org/stories/teaching-education-self-care/

Self-Care ideas

Amazing collection of self-care ideas

http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/resources/self-care-starter-kit/self-care-assessments-exercises/exercises-and-activities.html

Brown Bag Art Journal Tutorial

Many different uses for these journals

http://sacredyoli.blogspot.com/2009/04/tutorial-brown-bag-art-journal.html