A Social Workers' Guide to an Effective Self-Care Practice
Based On Personality and Character Strengths
Caring Comes With A Price!
“Without empathy there will be little if any compassion stress and compassion fatigue” ( Figley, 2002 ).
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Any action that you do that adds a balance to your personal and professional quality of life
Action Oriented + State of Mind
Effective Self-Care Practice :
Traditional Self-Care Recommendations
Don't factor in Socioeconomic factors, privileges, able-ism, race, culture.etc
A subset of your personality that factors in your positive aspects and things you value ( virtues): Justice, Humanity, Courage, Temperance
You are more than just a personlity!
i am HUMAN ity
FIND YOUR CHARACTER STRENGTH
Visit: VIA institute: http://www.viacharacter.org
Complete the Workbook
Self-Care Activity For Hope
Write an internal movie that features one of your goals. Picture yourself overcoming the obstacles, developing pathways around and through problems, to reach your goal.
Read through the , “340 ways to use VIA Character Strengths” provided by Tayyib Rashid and Alfronze Anjum.