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1  Self-Care in Advising Lucyna M. Lach, MSW, PhD Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts

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9 Self Care is a ESSENTIAL!

10 Do What You Know You Should Do  Being  Regular exercise  Diet  Sleep  Mindfulness and relaxation  Belonging  Family  Community  Becoming  Sense of Future Purpose

11 Case Study 1  Sandra is a U0 student who completed her high school education in Alberta. She comes to see you and as you begin your conversation with her, you notice that something is not quite right. Her gestures seem slightly off; she soon discloses, very frankly, that she has a mental illness. After explaining the process for registering for courses and Freshman requirements, she proceeds to ask you complete the process for her.

12 Questions for the Audience  1. How would describe this student?  A. Helpless  B. Manipulative  C. Vulnerable  D. Immature  E. Informed  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, what role does mental illness play in her question where 1 means not at all and 10 means a great deal?

13 Context of the Advising Role University as a transition program Emerging adulthood

14 Key Message  Self-care has as much to do with treating yourself well as it does with your beliefs and values about others and about yourself  Beliefs about yourself  Self-expectations  Responsibility  Empowerment

15 Key Message  Beliefs about other(s) - Change is inevitable - No problem happens all of the time - Individuals have the resources to change - There are many ways to look at a situation, none more correct than others - Students define their goals as they see fit for them at that time - Only a small change is necessary

16 Key Principles  Go slow  Increase options  Co-develop directions  Identify with student’s strengths and resources  Never fight  Think incrementally

17 Case Study 2  Roger received a notice indicating that he had to see me for alleged plagiarism. Roger had participated in a group assignment. There were 2 components, a group presentation and an individual paper. The paper contained elements from the group presentation. Question regarding ownership of content of individual paper.

18 Link to Self-Care  Beliefs about self and other are linked to self-care  Obligations and duties as educators of this next generation  Self-expectations, responsibility and empowerment  Views of other in a more beneficent manner

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