We have all heard the old cliché you need to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you can help someone else. As a support group leader, you probably see the wisdom in these words. Odds are, this was a lesson that you learned in your personal journey to recovery, and have likely shared these words and your own self-care story during a support group many, many times. Yet how often do you take the time to celebrate it? We talk about it all the time, but do we understand it, practice it, embrace it?
Even when working a strong recovery program, there are times when it can be easy to lose sight of self-care. In a Psychology Today blog, Maria Baratta, PhD. LCSW defines self-care as the mindful taking time to pay attention to you, not in a narcissistic way, but in a way that ensures that you are being cared for by you. In recovery, this form of self-care becomes the foundation for service - and, it is your service that makes Caron’s support groups so successful.
This seminar will celebrate the gift of self-care. It will explore the successes of the support groups and provide new tools in practicing mindful self-care.