Beyond IQ

Self-Care and You

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Instructor: Lis Coburn & Josh Shaine

Ages: 13+

Saturdays at 1:00 pm Eastern, 15 weeks, starting February 13th

People talk about "self-care" a lot, but not everyone's clear on just what it means. Is it self-indulgence, or self-discipline? Giving yourself a bubble bath, or making informed decisions about your medical care? This course examines the many aspects of "self-care": the choices you can make to improve your own mental, emotional, social, and physical health.

We'll cover everything from coping with stress at home to how to find mental health care that's right for you. This course will focus on the practical details of physical, emotional, and social self-care, whether that's meals, phone calls, or asking for help.

Rough Outline

  1. Introductions

  2. Stress Response and You: Why Your Subjective Wellbeing Matters

  3. Physical Health: Sleep and Rest

  4. Physical Health: Nutrition and Hydration

  5. Physical Health: Living with the Body You Have

  6. Emotional health: Defining Health

  7. Emotional Health: Seeking Help

  8. Emotional Health: Emotional Self-Regulation (Bad Moods, Anxiety, and Stress)

  9. Emotional Health: Topic to be determined

  10. Practical Health

  11. Life Skills: Research and Phone Calls

  12. Life Skills: Building and Using Social Networks

  13. Life Skills: Setting Boundaries

  14. Choose your own adventure!

  15. What did we miss? and Wrapping up

All topics are approximate!

Recommended texts: To be determined

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