“Who Guards the Guards”? A Self-care Workshop for Mental Health Professiona...
A half-day workshop exploring the necessity of maintaining good self-care, with practical evidence-based strategies, and an experiential format.
Participants will explore the occupational risks and hazards of the profession, and how they can be mitigated against by developing and implementing a self-care plan. The content is based on the work of Norcross and Guy on research supported self-care practices, with topics including;
- Self-awareness and Self-monitoring
- Acknowledge the hazards
- Refocus on the rewards
- Minding the body
- Supportive relationships
- Boundary setting
- Cognitive restructuring
- Healthy escapes
- Flourishing environments
- Personal therapy
- Cultivating a mission or purpose
- Fostering creativity and growth
adapted from Norcross and Guy (2007)
At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a determination to maintain their own self-care, which will aid their effectiveness as professionals, and improve their job satisfaction and career durability in the long term.