Self-care is a necessary part of being alive, not something we resort to when we’re at our most burned out, vulnerable and desperate.
It’s is “the right and responsibility to take care of your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being” – Pauline Salvucci
From Coping to Thriving will show you exactly how to do just that.
This is a comprehensive guide to making self-care part of your everyday life. With a balance between practical suggestions, coaching-style questions and psychological groundwork, From Coping to Thriving is designed to give you the self-knowledge and awareness you need to start integrating self-care into your life, instead of integrating self-care around your life.
Not only does the book contain hundreds of useful tips and ideas to get you going, it will also take you deeper into related topics like habit-formation, coping strategies and dealing with resistance to self-care.
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SECTION 1: Laying the Foundation
We start by defining what self-care actually is, why it’s important and why it’s not this optional extra maybe-if-I-can-afford-it-and-my-boss-gives-me-an-afternoon-off-at-some-point situation.
In this section, we get to the heart of the matter. We talk about:
* Obstacles to self-care
* Coping strategies vs. genuine self-care
* Long-term vs. short-term self-care
* Creating sustainable habits
* What to do when you feel resistance to self-care
* How to engage in regular self-care without resorting to ‘should’-ing yourself.
SECTION 2: Starting with the Present
Then, we’ll take a good, in-depth look at where you are with your coping mechanisms and self-care right now.
Think lots of thought-provoking questions, self-examination and a good healthy dose of awareness. We’ll also start thinking about the concept of needs and how they fundamentally shape our self-care.
SECTION 3: Self-Care Essentials
This is where we start putting all the theory we’ve discussed into practice. “Self-Care Essentials” looks at the must-haves of self-care. These things are the foundations of a need-meeting self-care practice and will set you up to be the best version of yourself.
SECTION 4: Nurturing the Body
Building on the self-care foundations from Section 3, this section includes suggestions that revolve around physical self-care. Here, you’ll find visualisations, ideas and more that, quite literally, move yourself towards self-care.
SECTION 5: Nurturing the Mind
The final section of the book focuses on self-care suggestions that nurture us mentally and emotionally. In this section, you’ll find ideas an introduction to concepts like Non-Violent Communication, practices like meditation and a variety of other activities you can add to your self-care toolkit.