Self-Care for the Helping Professional

Presented by: Laura Albers, MS, LPC, Certified Wellness Coach

January 25, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Care and Counseling

12141 Ladue Road

St. Louis, MO, 63141



The Self-Care for the Helping Professional Program will define self-care and the unique obstacles helping professionals face in taking care of themselves. We will define the various areas of self-care and will discuss specific ways to address your self-care needs in each area. Time management, setting boundaries, delegating tasks, and emotional detachment will be addressed as ways of furthering care for yourself and limiting your stress. Finally, we will address how to set specific wellness goals and overcome potential obstacles in achieving these goals, in order to make self-care become a positive support and focus in helping professionals’ lives.



Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify their own personal self-care strengths and weaknesses through the use of self-assessments and discussion
  2. Participants will leave with 10 or more strategies or ways of taking care of themselves in each broader self-care area (e.g., physical self-care, emotional self-care, professional/work self-care, spiritual self-care, financial self-care)
  3. Participants will learn time management strategies and ways of lowering stress in their lives to allow for better self-care
  4. Participants will be able to set 2-3 specific self-care goals in their lives and will understand how to achieve these goals.