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The Importance of Self-Care

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Transcript of The Importance of Self-Care

The Importance of Wellness & Self-Care
Presented by:
UCCS Gateway Guides Program

Overview
Introduction to Gateway Guides
Stress/Risks of Chronic Stress
Stress prevention (Coping)
Defining Self-Care
The different types of self-care
Shift in Perspective
Review
Thank you from the Gateway Guides Program
Defining Self-Care
Improving your health, both mentally and physically, without medical or other professional consultation.
(dictionary.reference.com)
References
Coping with Stress
What coping strategies do you use when feeling stressed?
Types of Self-Care
7 types of Self-Care
(Markway, 2014)
1. Sensory
2. Pleasure
3. Mental/Mastery
4. Spiritual
5. Emotional
6. Physical
7. Social
Markway, B. (March 16, 2014). Seven Types of Self-Care Activities for Coping with Stress. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shyness-is-nice/201403/seven-types-self-care-activities-coping-stress

SENSORY
PLEASURE
MENTAL/MASTERY
SPIRITUAL
EMOTIONAL
PHYSICAL
SOCIAL
Focus on the present moment and your surroundings.
listening to music
sitting around a campfire
hot shower/warm bath
getting a massage
breath of fresh air
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Partake in an activity you enjoy doing
Write in a journal
Read
Watch TV
Go out for a walk
Do a task that you have been avoiding or that challenges your brain.
mind games (luminosity)
cleaning
something spontaneous
http://www.lumosity.com/
Getting in touch with your values.
Church
Meditation
Spending time in nature
Journal writing
Feeling aligned with emotions
Accept your feelings
Cry when you need to
Laugh every chance you get
Cope by engaging the body
yoga
dance
sports
outdoor activities
take a nap
The need to belong
getting in touch with a loved one
joining a support group
seek counseling
Review
Stress and how it relates to self-care
Physical and mental health risks
Defined Self-Care & Types
A different perspective
(Markway,2014)
ANY QUESTIONS?
CONCERNS?

An estimated 35-50% of college and university students drop out prematurely due to insufficient coping skills under chronic stress. (Mohr, C., et. al, 2014)
Physiological Risks
Change in heart rate, blood flow, respiration.
Change in brain chemistry (change in neurotransmitters-impacting mood and behaviors)
Change in neuro-endocrine system (stress activates cortisol secretion)
Chronic stress/trauma weakens the immune system.
(719) 255-4444
Jesie Steffes
jsteffes@uccs.edu
Gateway Guides
Contact Wellness Center or Jesie Steffes:
719-255-4444
jsteffes@uccs.edu
Gateway Guides Purpose
3 FREE one hour Meetings!
Added layer of support
Building skills
Identifying strengths
Determining other campus resources

Finals
Conflict with others
Homesickness
Rejection
Public speaking
Loss
HEY! Did You Know?!
Psychological Risks
A Shift in Perspective about Stress
WHAT IS SELF CARE?!
Coping Strategies
Self-Care
1. Self-Soothing
2. Distraction
3. Opposite Action
4. Emotional Awareness
5. Mindfulness
6. Crisis Plan
1. Sensory
2. Pleasure
3. Mental/Mastery
4. Spiritual
5. Emotional
6. Physical
7. Social
Located in the Wellness Center
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