Professionals in general healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and educational settings are trained to support, educate, and inspire others. While they are wonderful at caring for others they may have difficulty tending to their own well-being. Burnout and compassion fatigue can lead to poor job performance which can negatively impact colleagues, patients/clients, and students, as well as family and friends. Attention to self-care and simple daily practices can build resilience and increase a person’s overall wellness.
This Self-Care Facilitation Manual (“the Manual”) will help professionals in a range of disciplines and settings facilitate brief self-care sessions with their peers and colleagues. The Manual includes information for facilitating each session. There is a session plan provided for each session as well as a detailed outline of what the facilitator will say and do during each session.