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What is self-care?
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - audre lorde
Self-care, the act of proactively managing physical and mental health, was popularized in the 1970's by the Black Panther Party. They promoted this concept as essential for Black citizens as a means of staying resilient while experiencing repeated injuries of systemic and interpersonal racism.
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Counseling Services at WCC
Local and National Counseling and Other Resources
Meditation for Daily Stress by
Publication Date: 2017
Drawing on his experience living at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal, meditation teacher Michel Pascal shares his new and easy method of meditating in the moment to calm the mind and break the cycle of stress addiction.
Yoga for Emotional Trauma by
Publication Date: 2013
In Yoga for Emotional Trauma, a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher present a yogic approach to emotional trauma by instructing you to apply mindful awareness, breathing, yoga postures, and mantras to their emotional and physical pain
Yoga and Mindfulness Therapy by
Publication Date: 2014
Bringing together philosophy and neuroscience with hands-on exercises, journaling, and charts, this practical workbook by psychologists and best-selling authors C. Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D., ans Annelien M. Simpkins, Ph.D., is organized to include -The tools to get you started: preliminaries, quick tips, neuroscience and efficacy research -Clear instructions to guide you in the practices of yoga and mindfulness -Application of the practice to anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and substance abuse -An appendix created especially for the chinician answers questions about how and when to introduce the techniques, ways to adapt to your practice, and special ways to address children and seniors.
The Brilliant Book of Calm: Down to Earth Ideas for Finding Inner Peace in a Chaotic World by
Publication Date: 2008
For most of us, trying to find a moment of peace in our hectic schedule is like searching for a needle in a haystack. When faced with a crisis it's more likely that we'll fly into a panic than calmly assess the situation and formulate a plan to deal with the problem. With the help of The brilliant book of calm you can take charge of your life like never before, so that when push comes to shove and the proverbial hits the fan, all you need to do is take a deep breath before you deal with whatever life has thrown at you.
Yoga Sparks by
Publication Date: 2013
Yoga Sparks offers 108 quick, practical, and accessible yoga exercises that you can practice anytime, anywhere--no matter how busy or stressful your schedule. In this book, you will learn how yoga in "bite-size" pieces can become a healthy habit that can relieve emotional stress, increase your physical strength and flexibility, and help you to lead a happier, healthier life.
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