Self-care has become a mainstream and trendy concept. Images of lattes and pedicures often symbolize our culture’s version of self-care.
While exercise and pretty painted toes can be part of self care, you need more.
As a parent of a child with mental health concerns, you face much greater demands than other parents face on your time, attention, finances, physical and emotional energy, patience, and presence (family therapy, med checks, or IEP meetings anyone?).
You need so much more than pedicures and caramel frappuccinos with extra caramel drizzle.
The demands that parenting a special needs child places on you are extreme. Thus, in order for you to not just survive but to thrive as your child’s parent, your self-care must match the intensity of those extreme demands.
You need extreme self care.
In this Webinar, you will learn:
Why your self care is imperative to your child’s well-being (surprise! It is!).
How to prioritize self care.
Top stress management techniques.
Ways to reduce the chaos in your home life.
How to navigate the next crisis with grace and emotional stability, and
How to create and implement your extreme self care plan.
Our webinar presenter will be Teresa Heald, LCSW, MSW, B.S. Educ.
Teresa is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and partner at Behavioral Health Associates in Boise. Teresa loves to educate parents and professionals on topics related to mental health. As a parent of three grown children—two of whom were diagnosed in childhood with multiple mental disorders—Teresa brings not just her professional training and expertise but her personal and hard-won knowledge of extreme parenting to her clients and audiences. Teresa enjoys reading, travel, spending time with family and friends, and nature, particularly photographing wildlife (the non-dangerous kind with small teeth that you can see from the trails—she’s not into extreme danger). She lives in Boise with her extremely wonderful husband.