Episode 160: The Role of “Self-Care” for Educators

“Self-care is anything that you do that helps you feel more like yourself, that helps you feel like the person you want to be, that helps you feel like you can respond to the challenges that arise. Self-care is anything that helps you feel like you can thrive.”

Elena Aguilar

This is the first episode in a four-part mini-series on cultivating emotional resilience and coaching emotions.

To kick things off, Elena is sharing four things that will help you coach for resilience and discuss the power of “self-care” for educators (spoiler alert: it’s not all bubble baths and trips to the spa).

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Episode Reflection Questions:

  • Elena provided her definition for the word “resilience” and encouraged you to define it if you’re going to use it. Is there anything you would add or change about her description?
  • Part of Elena’s description of “resilient” includes that everyone is resilient, and everyone can become more resilient. In what ways are you already resilient? In what ways would you like to become more resilient?
  • What does self-care mean to you? How might you incorporate more self-care into your life?
  • This is a great time of year to coach around resilience and self-care. What are one or two questions you might ask a coachee to help them explore this topic?

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