Published March 1, 2021
Kudos to Assistant Professor Mickey Sperlich, PhD alum Whitney Mendel, and their colleague on the publication of their article, "Weaving in wellness: Infographics for mindful self-care" in the Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice, 6.
Finucane, A., Sperlich, M., & Mendel, W. (2020). Weaving in wellness: Infographics for mindful self-care. Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice, 6.
Human service professionals are at risk for burnout, vicarious trauma (VT), and compassion fatigue (CF) throughout their careers, and contemporary levels of burnout, VT, and CF suggest a need for interventions. Engagement in mindfulness and self-care has been found to buffer these risks while increasing worker wellbeing. This article presents infographics intended for facilitating practical self-care engagement. The accompanying infographics provide guidance for mindful self-care behaviors woven into daily transitions. They present a low-cost means of promoting self-care strategies throughout agencies and organizations. This, along with minimal time commitments for each practice, makes these infographics an accessible intervention for human service professionals. These infographics may also act as a primer for more involved mindfulness and self-care training.