Self Care Tools: Fundamental Skills for Self-care

These handouts, created by the Center for Victims of Torture, cover a variety of topics regarding self-care and wellness for service providers, including health care providers. These are intended for the service provider to use in their own practice. The handouts cover the following topics:

  • Better Sleep
  • Boundaries
  • Breathing
  • Intentional Avoidance and Focus
  • Grounding Techniques
  • Intrusive Thoughts and Flashbacks
  • Mindfulness
  • Nightmares
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Stretching
  • Visualization