|"Let everything teach and/or inspire" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
Although the post is packed full of wonderful resilience and self-care goodies, one of the biggest "take-aways" for me was that in addition to the didactic teaching throughout the day, there was also time set aside for mind/body & sensory based activities to support and explore self-care themes. And of course we are starting to understand that we learn best (and perhaps we teach best) when we can address our whole selves, when we can speak about principles of neurodevelopment and neuroscience while actually utilizing what we are speaking about.
The fun thing about being an artist/art therapist is we get to play with ideas through art making when ever we want. We may actually learn better by interacting with ideas in this way. So the above collage is my response to Gretchen's wonderful post. You just never know what you are going to learn next!
Some excellent resource/links from Gretchen's post:
The University of North Carolina Charlotte website devoted to Post Traumatic Growth, which also has a page of downloadable articles!!! (Hooray!)
And these lovely Self Care Tips from Transforming Compassion Fatigue into Compassion Satisfaction – 12 Top Self Care Tips.
Thank you so much, Gretchen Miller!