SITE Course 3 (Core)

Courage to Self-Care


“I’ve come to understand that selfishness leads to selflessness. When we care deeply for ourselves, we naturally begin to care for others.”

– Cheryl Richardson


In our desire to take care of others on both our personal and professional lives, we often place our own needs near the bottom of the to-do list. Not only does this set a poor example, it affects our ability to do our work and care for others effectively.


This course will be both stimulating and relaxing, as we study the recognition and avoidance of vicarious trauma and burnout, then experience self-soothing and self-empowering techniques for on and off the job. Participants will create a personal self-care intentional piece and we will engage mindfulness techniques that utilize conscious breathing for wellbeing.  In this educational setting, we will take off the facilitator hat to simply experience an exploration as a participant and then don the hat again to process it as a practitioner/facilitator.


We will familiarize ourselves with the neurobiology of a resilient nervous system, and practice with tools for self-regulation and co-regulation.


Everyone will then create their own Toolkit of holistic self-care tools for short-term stress relief to long-term healing strategies and routines.


Instructor: Yasmeen Hossain, SafeArt Program Director


Focus Participants: Anyone


SITE Courses:

  1. Trauma-informed Education: Soma and Psyche (core course for certificate program)
  2. Engaging Somatic Intelligence in the Classroom (elective)
  3. Courage to Self-Care (core course)
  4. Applied Healing Arts – feeding the creative spirit within (elective)
  5. Survey of SafeArt Healing Arts Tools, i.e. PLAY! (core course)
  6. Examining Socio-Cultural, Socio-Political and Systemic Trauma (elective)