Presentation on theme: "Self-Care for the Care-Giver Counseling and Psychological Services University Center, Ste 109 381-2574"— Presentation transcript:
Self-Care for the Care-Giver Counseling and Psychological Services University Center, Ste 109 381-2574 email@example.com http://www.utpa.edu/counseling
Why is Self-Care Important? Joys and Hazards of Work Prevent Burn-Out –Disillusionment, Disinterest, Fatigue –Can effect relationships, health, feelings of self-worth, your academic and professional performance Maintain Professional/Academic and Personal Self with Self-Care
Adopt Your Mantra Cheerleading statements to help you during the tough times –I don’t complain, I train. –Just a bit further. –I can do this. –This is going to pass. –Breathe. –I can take care of this. –I’m never given more than I can handle.
Body’s Reaction to Stress Fight or Flight Response Adrenaline, heart rate, breathing ↑ Higher cognitive functioning ↓
Deep Breathing Revisited 3 sec to inhale, pause, 3 sec to exhale Fill your stomach like a balloon Slightly smile, relax your face Imagine the anxiety wash over you like the waves of the ocean on the beach
Sometimes simply relaxing is not enough… Depression Anxiety Disorders Substance Abuse Learning Disorders Eating Disorders Relational Problems Family Conflicts Loss/Bereavement Other Mental Health Issues
Counseling and Psychological Services University Center, Ste 109 381-2574 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.utpa.edu/counseling Individual Counseling Nursing Support Group –Weekly beginning Tuesday, August 25 from Noon to 1:00 PM call, e-mail, or walk-in for an individual appointment or to inquire about the support group