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On Self-Care - Kanako Okuda
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Self-Care is a Way to Cope with

Field Placement Anxiety

Self-care is an individual's conscious act to tend to their needs by being aware of their mind, body, and spirit. It is a continuous effort to maintain self-balance as a whole.

Sources: Cox & Steiner (2013); Decker, Brown, Ashley, & Lipscomb (2018); Lee & Miller (2013). 

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence.

It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." 

Audre Lorde
“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.”
Dali Lama

"Being extremely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

Sigmund Freud

“Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too.”

L.R. Knost
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
 bell hooks

"I get to rearrange my life in a way where I can center it all with those that are important to me by budgeting my time accordingly."


Cindy Bautista-Thomas, LCSW

Why Self-Care? - Cindy Bautista-Thomas, LCSW
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Building Your Self-Care Tools
Filling Your Cups

Self-care doesn't require you to buy something or go somewhere specific. 

It is how you embrace yourSELF. 

Sources: Cox & Steiner (2013); Decker, Brown, Ashley, & Lipscomb (2018); Lee & Miller (2013); Ying (2008).

Interview with a Mentor

"I want students to know that when they center themselves in their wellness, they will thrive as individuals and that in turn, will impact their clients in ways they will never know."

Cindy Bautista-Thomas, LCSW

What is Self-Care? - Cindy Bautista-Thomas, LCSW
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