In 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Investigative Journalist, Kate McClymont was researching a story on workplace sexual harassment in Australia post the Harvey Weinstein #metoo storm that was engulfing Hollywood and the world. It was Bridget Ninness along with other women who spoke with Kate McClymont and broke the story on the years of torment she endured by Don Burke as his senior producer on Burke’s Backyard. Bridget had taken legal action against Don Burke for the alleged psychological injury she sustained in the workplace. The matter settled.
Self Care School (Emergency Edition) is an on demand video based course designed to embed positive coping skills into your daily self care practices across your life.
It uses evidence based and trauma informed practices. At the end of the course you will have developed your very own emergency self care plan.
Self Care School (Emergency Edition) has been specifically designed to strengthen Self Care practices and build resilience through enhancing wellbeing. Mind. Body. Spirit. In this edition we focus on understanding the psychology of emotion and putting in place practical Self Care tools to fall back on when times require that extra special self love.
WOW Self Care School is delivered by WOW Chaplaincy, the first humanist workplace chaplaincy.
We are all about caring for people.
The development of Self Care School has been designed to compliment our First Responder services because we recognise YOU taking care of YOU is critical to a growth mindset through some of life's toughest challenges.
Think of the Emergency Edition of WOW Self Care School as your opportunity to stop, breathe, reflect and change direction as needed. It's your Plan B. Reset and move forward.
*Self Care School is not an alternative to good psychological therapy and we encourage you to discuss if this course may be helpful for you with your own treating therapist, if you are currently being supported.
Bonus: Self Care Experience
Mindful Art Kintsugi
Learn: Used as a metaphor for life in Emergency Self Care School, this is a uniquely tailored online workshop that includes starter kit with a Japanese porcelain plate prepared for the class in a Craft Box conveniently delivered to you when you enrol in Emergency Self Care School.
You will learn comprehensive Art Kintsugi method step by step, following the principal of ancient Kintsugi utilising accessible materials which enable you to enjoy the creative process in the comfort of your own home.
The process includes the repair of damaged pieces (broken, cracked, missing fragments), preparation of the surface, then a decorative finish with Japanese lacquer and gold (brass) powder.
Class runs for three to four hours, conducted online via Zoom.
Kintsugi express Wabi-Sabi philosophy, an embracing of imperfection, whilst appreciating artefact’s history and personal memories. Instead of disguising the damages and bringing them to the original state, Kintsugi emphasises the defects with gold, symbolises life.
Proven Self Care strategies to help you nurture your life during challenging times. A directory of published scientific papers supporting Self Care practices is also included.
Try new things. Connect with others too. Self Care tasters to try for yourself. Set yourself a self care goal and join the tribe at the private Facebook Group for extra support.
Self Care special offers. All curated for you. Some are free, provided as a community service. 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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Self Care School encourages self-directed behaviour change. This means we explain why many of us fail to embed healthy, daily self care practices into our lives and how YOU can master meaningful, enjoyable and even challenging Self Care practices that enriches your life and builds what we call a resilience shield, to help when the going gets tough. As we move through this health crisis together, now is the time to take positive action on your own Self Care practices. A critical part of Self Care is following the advice of health authorities and that means us all practising social distancing and self isolating as instructed. Stay Safe Everyone.
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Short video and audio lessons and motivation to help guide you throughout the course materials and to understand how to use Self Care in a crisis.
Helps guide and support you to build an Emergency Self Care Plan, your Plan B for when the going gets tough. Integrate your mind, body and soul to deeply connect to self: sustainable and healthy, with an empowered mindset and a new calm and control confidence, no matter the situation.
Empowering podcasts to listen to anywhere, anytime. Lived experience case studies to inspire and ground you in hope. Your personal coach. Including, regular emails and updates that will help keep you on track, motivated and creating change for a lasting transformation.
You are automatically in, when you enrol into WOW 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!
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Kathie Melocco has spoken about issues that impact our vulnerable during the Covid-19 health emergency - including: Domestic & Family Violence, Workplace Bullying, Mental Health, Job Losses and more recently a deeply personal account of when her parents both contracted Corona Virus in Residential Aged Care.
This Emergency Edition of Self Care School uses the core learnings of WOW Self Care School and Kathie's own experiences to help you through the most difficult of times.
As Kathie's mother has often said with love: 'The Flowers will bloom in spring again darling.'
Know that whatever you are going through.... this too shall pass.
Take care of YOU.
See you in the course!
When you enrol in WOW's Emergency Self Care School, $15 from every sale is donated to one of our four core charities for 2022. OWN who seeks to empower older women, Gunawirra who work to give First Nationa children 0-5 the best possible start to life and Every Mother Counts who work to reduce maternal mortality in low income countries. Our approach is holistic and aimed to improve Self Care as part of self management for health.