Our short course ‘Reflect, Realign, Renew: Manage stress and keep burnout away’ has been developed with an aim to help learners conceptually understand stress and burnout and locate their unique causes of stress at the individual, institutional and systemic levels. The course brings in the intersections of gender, sexuality & other marginalisations while looking at stress and burnout and also locates the various factors and consequences beyond just individuals. Understanding that stress is experienced in ways unique to each person will help learners broaden the perspective of stress and its implications. The course discusses the idea of whether there can be any stress that can be good. It further helps learners understand the impact of the stress and burnout at the individual, institutional and systemic levels.
The course sets the context for those doing people work, thus highlighting examples from their lived experiences, whether involved in paid or unpaid work of caregiving, counselling and activism.
The course is based on experiential activities and engages the learners with worksheets for them to reflect on. It also presents various techniques and tools that are simple and applicable and can be incorporated as a part of their self-care and collective care. At the end of the course learners will also be able create their menu of practices towards nurturing their wellbeing.