Self-Care Essentials for Health and Well-Being

Essential self-care training for housing, support and community workers in the homelessness sector. Topics include mindfulness, stress relief, self-compassion, habits, boundaries and life satisfaction.

Those who care for others, often give little attention to care for themselves. This training is about the importance of self-care and how to get started with a personalized self-care practice. You will learn a variety of techniques and strategies for overall well-being. The training starts with self-care for physical health: sleep, nutrition, activity and stress relief. Other lessons focus on emotional and psychological well-being. There are many opportunities to learn new strategies and practice techniques with hands-on activities. The training includes resources to support continued learning and practice activities for relaxation, deep breathing, self-compassion, healthy boundaries and resilience. Whether you are just getting started or you want to re-invigorate your self-care routine, this training will give you the tools you need. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Explore common ideas about self-care 
  • Set personalized goals for self-care 
  • Explore the benefit of improving self-awareness 
  • Establish and maintain healthy habits 
  • Set boundaries for healthy relationships 
  • Use techniques to increase self-compassion 
  • Learn ways to increase resilience and life satisfaction
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Training Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 32 Topics
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Acknowledgments

Training design by Karen Bosworth, Instructional Designer, COH.

Some material has been adapted from these resources:

Caring for Yourself is a Radical Act. Self-care guide for youth working in the community (ArtReach)
Caring for Yourself is a Radical Act. Self-care guide for youth working in the community (ArtReach)
What About You? A workbook for those who work with others (National Center on Family Homelessness)
What About You? A workbook for those who work with others (National Center on Family Homelessness)