About this course
Exhaustion. After an abusive relationship, what you experience is deep emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual exhaustion. You may feel like you’re stuck in the bottom of a well. How do you begin to climb out?
By taking care of yourself, and that’s exactly what Mandy Friedman, LPCC, teaches you to do in this program, Self-Care for Survivors. You’ll learn how to start wherever you are, treat yourself with loving kindness, and give yourself what you need to recover.
The goal is for you to make one profound change, and then a multitude of small changes. The profound change is realizing that yes, you do deserve to take care of yourself. If you’re like most survivors, you’ve been programmed to put yourself last, but now it’s time to focus on your own needs. Then you’ll learn actionable tips and strategies for implementing a self-care for survivors program, and sticking with it.
With these self-care for survivors tools, you will be able to change your life, and move forward to the health, peace and wholeness that you deserve.
- Why self-care for survivors is especially important
- 5 common myths about self-care for survivors
- Benefits and challenges you can expect with self-care
- How to create and maintain a self-care routine
- 26 strategies for taking care of yourself
About the instructor
Mandy Friedman, LPCC, CCDVC, is a licensed professional clinical counselor and certified clinical domestic violence counselor. Mandy is the creator of the educational program S.N.A.P. — Survivors of Narcissistic and Abusive Personalities. This program teaches survivors and concerned loved ones about abusive personalities, targets of abuse, abusive relationships and life in recovery from abuse.
In her private practice, Clermont Mental Health, Mandy specializes in treating survivors of Cluster B personalities. She is also familiar with the role of addiction and substance abuse in abusive relationships. Mandy’s clients are often in need of trauma-informed care as part of their recovery. This has led her to become an expert on the topic of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). To help her clients, Mandy utilizes mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation.
Mandy is a survivor of abuse and has first-hand knowledge of what survivors endure in abusive circumstances and living a healthy life after abuse.
Cost and credits
The cost for this course is only $25 for 60 minutes of instruction. Once you purchase the course, you can access it online as long and as often as you want.
Although this course does not award continuing education credits, you will be able to download a certificate of achievement upon completion.
In this course, you will learn to:
- Love and nurture yourself
- Be comfortable with setting new priorities
- Say “no” and set boundaries
- Remove unsupportive people, places and things from your life
- Be patient with yourself as you make positive change
45 minutes instruction
- Why is self-care for survivors important?
- Differences between empathic and non-empathic survivors
- Survivors have been programmed to put our needs last
- Self-care teaches us how to love ourselves
- 5 common myths about self-care
- Self-care is NOT a waste of time
- Challenges to expect with self-care
- Benefits of self-care for survivors
- Learning how to say “no” and set boundaries
- Weeding out unsupportive people, places and things
- Achieving physical, emotional and spiritual health
- How to create and maintain your self-care for survivors routine
- Make it “doable”
- Lower expectations
- 26 strategies for implementing self-care for survivors
- How to reduce stress
- Finding the right medical care
- Only inviting healthy people into your life
- Mindfulness practice
- Love your body
- And more
15 minutes questions and answers
Here’s a preview of the course:
When you’ve been devastated by a sociopath, rebuilding your life starts with taking care of you. Learn to focus on your own needs and create a self-care for survivors routine by setting boundaries; reducing stress and moving towards physical, emotional and spiritual health.