Self-Care, A-to-Z: Organizational Accountability and Practitioner Self-Care - NOT an Either/Or Option

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Self-Care, A-to-Z: Organizational Accountability and Practitioner Self-Care - NOT an Either/Or Option

I have worked for many organizations who operated under a Theory X ('authoritarian management' style) (McGregor, 1960). Trying to be productive under these oppressive environments was virtually impossible. I found myself developing health concerns due to the intense stress, sexism, racism, ageism, and lack of accountability or willingness to improve the toxic environments. In some instances, removing myself (or being released) from the situation allowed me the freedom to employ self care. It would be wonderful if organizations would proactively engage in mindfulness, cultural awareness, equality, etc... However, more often than not, mission and vision statements are merely words on paper instead of an essential part of the cultural climate. Self care is something that I have to continually work at. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and expertise in this area.

Tiffany Thompson 60 days ago

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