Registrations are now open for WOW Self Care School beginning on March 15, 2020. The 8 week online video based training embeds 7 key wellbeing plinths:
A new module is released each Sunday during the 8 week program. Funsheets, TimeOut Exercises and Community are all part of the program.
What Is Self Care?
Self-care has meant different things to different groups of people over time. It had its roots in the civil rights, women’s and LGBTQI movements. For members of society, fighting against discrimination and prejudice, the idea of being able to be both physically and mentally healthy was the basis of their fight for equality.
The underpinning thought is that being able to care for yourself, starting with basic body autonomy through to the ability to have the time and money required to care, was a basic human right that should be accessible by everyone.
It was a declaration of intent that said, “I deserve to not only live, but to live well.”
In the 60’s and 70’s, self-care became a concept that was incorporated into preventative medicine, as a way for older and / or mentally ill patients to treat themselves at home and exercise healthy habits which traditionally happened under the guidance of a health professional.
Modern self-care doesn’t need to rely on the multi-million-dollar industries pedalling gym memberships, spa trips and fad diets. It has instead become a thoughtful, deeply personal and accessible program that any business can adopt and encourage their staff to engage in.
Put simply, self-care refers to the activities and practices that we deliberately choose to engage in, on a regular basis to maintain and enhance our health and wellbeing.