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WOW Self Care School is an 8 week fun and highly engaging, interactive online video based education program developed for the busy executive. The program which has been specifically designed to strengthen Self Care practices and build resilience through enhancing wellbeing. Mind. Body. Spirit. It is offered only twice a year, usually commencing in mid March and September.
Perhaps you have been impacted by illness, burnout, compassion fatigue, then Self Care School may also be for you.
Enjoy Weekly Creative Self Care Experiences
Complement your learning. Each week a DIY craft package is sent to you to try the weekly experience. Zoom workshops with expert presenters accompany each experience. Try crystal soy candle making. mindful baking, vision boarding, self care journaling and more.
Proven Self Care strategies to help you reboot your life. It is only with a holistic approach to healing can empowerment and reclaiming your life occur.
Weekly Coaching Email
Self Care tasters to try for yourself. Build your own list of meditative self care. Set yourself a self care goal each week and join the tribe at the private Facebook Group cheering you on.
Self Care special offers, discounts and retreats. All curated for you. We take the guess work out of self care and give you a road test rating based on our member feedback.
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Learn about the Self Care Curriculum. WOW Self Care School encourages self-directed change. Master meaningful, enjoyable and even challenging Self Care practices that enriches your health and life.
What we cover:
Upon Enrolment: Mental Wellbeing, Self Awareness & Agency
Week 1: What is Self Care & Health Literacy, Risk Avoidance, Rational Use Of Products & Services, Good Hygiene
Week 2: Career Self Care
Week 3: Social Self care
Week 4: Financial Self Care
Week 5: Physical Self Care - Healthy Eating, Movement and Sleep
Week 6: Community Self Care & Beginning of Immersive
Week 7: Spiritual Self Care
Week 8: Planet Self Care
* Note: Experiences, Lived Experience stories and meditations are included in each weekly module.
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Social Justice Virtual Immersive Learning
Each year we add a social justice component to Self Care School. In week 6 as we build our Self Care practices we learn about others and the important role Self Care plays in Universal Health Rights - the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
Previously we have explored Nepal as part of our social justice immersive.
Challenge your body, renew your soul.
The next cohort of WOW Self Care School will explore what Self Care means in Papua New Guinea.
We explore the importance of Gender Equity, Family Planning, Immunisation. With two thirds of women in PNG experiencing Family Violence this is an important immersive and will add to your understanding of the importance of embedding Self Care to support healthcare practice.
Learn about the vital role body autonomy plays in Self Care and help to build a culture of care - care for oneself, care for others, care for the environment.
- Physical motivation: Push yourself every day to complete the PNG virtual trek.
- Visual beauty: Access to over 3,000 original photos of PNG.
- Explore The landscapes: Explore the landscapes and streetscapes.
- Spiritual Inspiration: Meet the people and learn about why Universal Healthcare is so important. Listen to audio stories from the field that inspire
- Connection to community: Join the private group.
- Achievement certificate: On completion – frame it and hang it with pride
- Giving Back: In 2021, 10% of all sales of WOW Self Care School will be donated to Australian Doctors International who are working to reduce maternal mortality, improve immunisations in children and build healthcare capacity in PNG.
How The Self Care Immersive Works
The Self Care Immersive Experience is your opportunity to learn about how Self Care, The Social Determinants For Health and The Universal Health Rights fit together. In doing so, you will also take away a rich understanding of the fundamental right to health for all communities on this planet. PNG is a fascinating country, with over 800 languages spoken and many communities living in regional and remote locations.
Learn how the conceptual framework released In June 2021 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) provides a starting point for tackling the evolving field of Self Care and identifying Self Care interventions for future updates. WHO’s conceptual framework on self-care interventions has core elements from both “people-centred” and “health systems” approaches, underpinned by the key principles of human rights, ethics and gender equality. Self Care interventions, if situated in an environment that is safe and supportive, are an opportunity to help to increase people’s active participation in their own health, including patient engagement.
Weekly video lessons and motivation to help guide you through the weekly course materials and to understand how to use Self Care in your life and improve it!
Webinars to educate and empower you with the background theory and science and how this program will help you embed self care as a positive habit in your life.
Regular emails will help keep you on track, motivated and creating change for a lasting transformation.
Group and individual* online coaching with a WOW Self Care Instructor ensures you’ll have the support, tailoring and guidance you need! *Note: This will not be available until the March 2021 cohort.
Access to experts, knowledge programs, curated resources and research with our weekly 'Nurture Hours'.
You are automatically in, when you enrol into Self Care School which is a lifestyle solution designed to support you in the ‘long game.’ Join hundreds of other Self Carers who also want to live a life of purpose and fulfilment!
Get access to a Self Care School trained instructor who can work with you to personalise your Self Care program, support you and help you exceed your expectations while doing the program! Not available until March 2021.
WOW Self Care School Starts October 31, 2021.
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