We also offer resources and ideas for facilitators and practitioners of self-care and various techniques of stress management and burnout prevention. There are some resources on facilitation that can spur new ideas or could be added to your kitty of techniques. There are also suggestions for some courses that you might want to enrol.
Centering Care: a six week self-paced mini-course on resisting burnout and building cultures of care. Over six weeks, you’ll explore:
- The Burnout Impulse
- Imagining a world that centres care rather than growth and exhaustion
- Relational & collective practices of care that don’t just focus on individuals
- The difference between exhausting yourself helping ‘everyone’ and building a culture of care
- Resisting the parts of you that sabotage care in yourself and others
- Building practices central to playing a right-sized role in change at this time.
Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI), is an organisation founded as an umbrella organisation to grow and professionalise the field of Creative/ Dance Movement Therapy in India. They engage in strengthening the ecosystem of CMT by building awareness of the field, serving as a resource for practitioners, and instilling professional and ethical standards of practice.
Cyberwomen is a digital security curriculum with a holistic and gender perspective, aimed at offering trainers with tools to provide in-person learning experiences to human rights defenders and journalists working in high-risk environments.
The guide is geared towards both professional trainers and those who want to learn how to train others on their digital protection, and include gender considerations as they do so. It is made up of training modules, interactive games, recommendations for evaluating the training, as well as audio-visual and graphic materials as instructional aids. There are some exercises for self-care too.
The Sambhaavnaa Institute of Public Policy and Politics is an alternative learning and living space for those concerned with social and political change. It creates space that:
- Facilitate collaboration, exchange and innovation in political action
- Lay the foundation of a politically active citizenry, especially the youth
- Initiate and assist the process of personal transformation for those who desire it
Watch out this space for their workshops including some on self-care.
SIY (Search Inside Yourself), a leadership institute helps people develop the skills of mindfulness, empathy, compassion and overall emotional intelligence to create the conditions for individual and collective thriving.
One of their interactive programs on Adaptive resilience uses a mindfulness-based approach to build the behaviors, mental habits and practices that promote personal resilience while growing a culture of resilience within teams and organizations.
These are a few other programs offered by SIY.
The Self-Care Starter Kit was initially developed for UB Social Work students. The resources in these pages are appropriate for both students in training and for professionals already working in the field. There are additional resources that will be helpful no matter where you are on your self-care journey.
These are only suggestions and TARSHI is not responsible for the content on these sites. We will be happy to receive feedback on any of the resources listed here. Additionally, if you are aware of any other interesting, reliable resources, do send us details at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!