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Social Worker Self Care

Co-editors of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals discuss the purpose of the book, self-care and ethics, self-care as a lifestyle,and self-care strategies for social workers. more

Self Care

Let’s use this month of Thanks-giving to commit to using gratitude as fuel, frame, and focus for self-care. more

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When mindfulness occurs, a connection happens to each moment, allows that moment to make a mark on your journey. For social workers to use mindfulness and be present with connection allows for self-care and self-awareness. more

Self-Care Summer

Resilience isn't about eliminating anxiety, fear, or uncertainty. Resilience allows us to face challenges with greater confidence and ability to bounce back. Self-concordant goals, physical well-being, and emotional well-being are included. more

Practice

Autumn is an apropos season for emphasizing the important self-care practice of letting go. Consider what you need to let go. What bogs down your spirit and blocks your well-being? more

Self Care

September, 2017 marks the Self-Care A-to-Z blog’s one-year anniversary. In celebration, let’s KISS, i.e., Keep it Simple Self-Care! Social work can be overwhelming. Bad news: Self-care is challenging! Good news: it CAN be simple! more

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I have discovered that occupying a space of unbridled curiosity not only shakes off my work-day woes, but teaches me to be a better social worker. more

Self-Care Summer

Meditation, self-compassion breaks, and gratitude are ways to extend the same generosity to yourself that you extend as a helper to others. more

Self-Care Summer

Social workers, do you struggle with staying motivated for self-care? Most of us do! At times, we need to (re)focus our approach. One such approach is POP: Prioritize, Organize, and Partialize. more

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As a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the cultural teachings I learned in my youth have sustained me through challenging times. In all tribal nations, cultures’ spirituality and healing align and influence the creation of art. more

Self-Care Summer

Our bodies and minds know what they need through the help of being asked high mileage questions. more

Self-Care Summer

None of us do self-care perfectly; yet, we often try to live up to an expectation of perfection. Instead, let’s commit to live into the possibilities of self-care! more

Self Care

You can participate in The New Social Worker's Self-Care Summer 2017 project. Here's how. more

Self-Care Summer

With the right tools in your toolbox, you can achieve success and self-care in your social work career. more

Self-Care Summer

As we “do our jobs,” we traverse toxicity and encounter ethical choices, which may lead to firing. May we have clear, consistent values and courageous, caring personal Boards of Trustees! And, let’s be radically fired up about self-care. more

Self Care

Amidst toxic racism and stark poverty, George Dawson demonstrated incredible personal resilience. This entry elucidates four more of Dawson’s compelling lessons of resilience for self-care inspiration, from his book, Life is So Good. more

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Vicarious resilience is a form of self-care. In contrast to vicarious trauma, vicarious resilience refers to the positive impact of hearing how others cope with trauma and difficulties. Seek out stories of resilience to inspire self-care. more

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Book review of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more

Reviews & Commentary

Let’s “C” how to change the meaning ascribed to stressors from personal problems to powerful and positive possibilities using Hill's ABC-X framework. more

Self Care

In helping others, I help myself. In healing others, I heal myself. I love helping others, but in the end, I have benefited equally from every encounter. more

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