Personal Statement On Self Care

1744 WordsJan 22, 20167 Pages
Self-care is vital when working in the Human Services field, I have been and AODA counselor for three years now and have learned from trial and error that I need to learn my triggers and learn how to care for myself so I can be the best counselor to my Clients. I have learned that it’s easy to give recommendations on self-care; however it does not come that easy to follow those recommendations personally. Over the years with the help of wonderful supervisors, I have worked on a plan for my personal care, and have learned to discuss any transfers or counter transference issues that may arise. Within, this plan I have also discussed when I start to get caregivers fatigue, this not only includes when I feel that I am over working myself at work, but it includes my duties as parent and a student. Being a full time mother of five active children, full time student, and full time employment, I personally at times feel that I am responsible for everything and everyone. Over the years with all this responsibility I have developed a behavior which I like to call “controlling and micro managing” my life and my families. This behavior has leaked into my school and work life. The ques that I know are to watch out for are getting upset or frustrated when things do not go the way that I plan, or when I feel that someone is not putting in enough effort or working hard enough. In the past I have gotten to the point of verbally expressing my frustration in a negative manner and redoing the

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