College of Education Self-Care

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Welcome to our College of Education Self-care Initiative, informally called Self-care for U at Northridge, the SUN Program.

It is so wonderful that you are considering self-care as an important way to care for yourself and keep balance and health in your life. Self-care means taking responsibility for yourself to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle at work and in your personal world through individually determined, proactive activities. You are at your best when you attend to yourself in equal measure to others in day-to-day living! 

Self-Care News

Self-care and self-compassion

April 1, 2024

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Practicing compassion is important for our relationship with others, but especially healing when we engage in self-compassion for ourselves. “Self-compassion is simply the process of turning compassion inward.,” states Dr. Kristin Neff, Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more

Self-care and recharging

March 25, 2024

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Recharging through self-care activities is critically important to maintain well-being. It’s important that we recognize the signs that we have reached a level of exhaustion and stress. If we understand these signs when they first appear, we can engage in actions to restore balance.  Read more

Self-care and trauma-informed care

March 11, 2024

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Trauma-informed care is an emerging topic in the self-care field. So what does trauma-informed care mean? The original trauma-informed principles (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment) were developed by Roger Fallot and Maxine Harris, the pioneers of trauma-informed care. This is according to the Northern Illinois University article Promoting Resiliency in Teaching and Learning. Trauma-informed care addresses perceived challenges to safety and well-being in both personal and professional settings and has been a recent focus in university contexts.  Read more


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