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4 resources to get you started on the road to self-care
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5 resources to get you started on the road to self-care

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While working in helping professions such as counselling can be very rewarding, it can also be stressful and draining. Self-care can help reduce stress and the risk of burnout. The following articles and videos explain what self-care is and can guide you in creating a plan that addresses your needs.

Your Ultimate Self-Care Assessment

This article from Psychology Today provides questions to help you to reflect on your self-care attitudes and practices. The author guides the reader through judgment-free consideration of their self-care practices (interpersonal, mental, physical, etc.), providing resources along the way.

The importance of self-care

Too busy to take care of yourself? These TED talks offer simple ways to stay healthy — both emotionally and physically. Topics include emotional first aid, gratitude and stress.

Developing a self-care plan

Self-care is personal, relating to what you need at work and outside of work to look after your holistic well-being. This resource from Reach Out will help you understand self-care, develop your own self-care plan and put it into action.

Taking care of yourself as a counsellor

This article from Counselling Today acknowledges the importance of counsellors putting their wellness first, making the case that self-care enables them to help other people more effectively. It offers suggestions and reflections on making self-care part of your life.

Self-care can combat burnout for career development practitioners

This Careering article by Dr Michael Sorsdahl explains why career development practitioners can be at risk of compassion fatigue and burnout, and how they can use self-care to prevent this.

Did we miss something? Leave a comment below or send us a note at careerwise@ceric.ca if you have information that can help make our article even better.

Lindsay Purchase
Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase
Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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