Tag Archives: self care

Wellness: Cultivating a Deeper Understanding of Relaxation and Inner Peace

Hosted by: Evelyn Williams, MSW, NASW-NYS Policy Coordinator

Description: In these challenging times we have choice. We can choose to be anxious, worried and/or upset or we can access our capacity to be relaxed and peaceful. By practicing techniques designed to attain these states we can be of benefit to not only ourself but to our family, friends and colleagues. Tune in to hear Evelyn discuss the importance of self-care for social workers in COVID-19.

Building Resiliency: Mind Body Practices as a Pathway to Prevent Burnout

Presented by: Mary Beth DeSario, LCSW & Cat Capowski, MSW, M.Ed, LCSW-R

Description: This live, knowledge-based virtual training is designed to provide an overview of research and science related to evidence based mind-body practices for social workers. Benefits of important self-care practices, such as breathing techniques will be discussed as well as an honest exploration of the barriers to self-care. We will review how self-care practices can build resiliency, prevent burnout, and manage stress which is crucial during COVID-19 pandemic. Experiential practice in gentle movement based in Qi Gong, breathing techniques, and meditation will allow participants to learn tools to incorporate into their own lives as well as to use with the clients they serve.

Honoring Yourself Amidst the Chaos

Hosted by: Erica Daye, LMSW, and Samantha Fletcher, PhD, MSW, NASW-NYS Executive Director

Description: While we are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement, battle over the Supreme Court, and contentious election, how are you taking care of yourself? We know that social workers not only care for clients, but often family, friends and community members as well. How are you recharging and relaxing during this time? This Chapter Chat offers a variety of self-care ideas and solicit ideas from participants as well. ⁠Originally aired in October 2020.