In this space, we are looking at the ins and outs of self-care. I will be giving you lots of ideas on how to build self-care into your daily life.

As survivors of abuse, we think that embracing anything that could make us feel better is selfish and wrong. Mostly because our abusers communicated to us—in some way, shape, or form—that we are undeserving of self-care, compassion, kindness, or even having our basic needs met. Whether through words or actions, the toxic and abusive people in our lives have convinced us that we aren’t worth any of these things. So when we do engage in self-care, it feels as if we’re over-indulging. But of course we’re not! What’s more likely the case is that we’re barely doing the minimum requirement of self-care because of how we were trained to prioritize our abusers while we were in a relationship with them.

In this space, we are looking at the ins and outs of self-care.  I will be giving you lots of ideas on how to build it into your daily life. This module’s contents include:

  • What Self-Care Is, And What It Isn’t
  • Different Aspects Of Self-Care
  • The Importance Of Self-Care
  • Why Self-Care Isn’t Woo Woo (Video)
  • Self-Care When You Do Not Feel You Can (Podcast)
  • Self-Care When It Seems Unnecessary
  • 30 Tips For Creative Self-care
  • Creating New Self-Care Habits (Download)

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Having gained experience while working for a variety of European non-profits, I am proud to now work with SwanWaters. My connection with the website is not only professional. I am glad to tap into my personal experiences to help those who are living in toxic relationships whether with parents, partners or in their professional life. We need to make the world more aware of the devastating effects of emotional abuse and help more people on their way to heal and thrive.

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