Creating a Place for Self care and Wellbeing in Higher Education

Wellbeing and Self-care in Higher Education Editor: Narelle Lemon Healthy Relationships in Higher Education Promoting Wellbeing Across Academia Edited by Narelle Lemon Creating a Place for Self-care and Wellbeing in Higher Education ...

Author: Narelle Lemon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000474011

Category: Education

Page: 222

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The workplace has significant influence over our sense of wellbeing. It is a place where many of us spend significant amounts of our time, where we find meaning, and often form a sense of identity. Creating a Place for Self-care and Wellbeing in Higher Education explores the notion of finding meaning across academia as a key part of self-care and wellbeing. In this edited collection, the authors navigate how they find meaning in their work in academia by sharing their own approaches to self-care and wellbeing. In the chapters, visual narratives intersect with lived experience and proactive strategies that reveal the stories, dilemmas, and tensions of those working in higher education. This book illuminates how academics and higher education professionals engage in constant reconstruction of their identity and work practices, placing self-care at the centre of the work they do, as well as revealing new ways of working to disrupt the current climate of dismissing self-care and wellbeing. Designed to inspire, support, and provoke the reader as they navigate a career in higher education, this book will be of great interest to professionals and researchers specifically interested in studies in higher education, wellbeing, and/or identity.

Reflections on Valuing Wellbeing in Higher Education

2019: A year in self-care. In N. Lemon (Ed.), Creating a place for self-care and wellbeing in higher education: Finding meaning across academia (pp. 13–34). Routledge. h ps://doi.org/10.4324/9781003144397-3 ...

Author: Narelle Lemon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000630633

Category: Education

Page: 204

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This book focuses on the lived experiences of higher education professionals working in the face of stress, pressure and the threat of burnout and how acts of self-care and wellbeing can support, develop and maintain a sense of self. In considering the place of self-care in higher education, we are challenged with the tension that exists when it comes to the valuing of self-care and our individual and collective wellbeing. In Reflections on Valuing Wellbeing in Higher Education, authors present and explore the ways in which they manage and reframe their wellbeing and self-care, through mindfulness, compassion, connection to breath, ref lection, demonstrating individual and collective embodiment and resistance to neoliberalism and environmental destruction. Covering various contexts of higher education, such as learning and teaching, research, leadership and engagement, this book offers practical strategies grounded in literature and evidence-based research. The self in self-care is relational. It is not just about self. We need others for inspiration, motivation and, indeed, the act. This book will be of great interest to professionals and researchers specifically interested in studies in higher education, wellbeing and/or identity as well as those navigating a career in higher education.

Healthy Relationships in Higher Education

Wellbeing and Self-care in Higher Education Edited by Narelle Lemon Healthy Relationships in Higher Education Promoting Wellbeing Across Academia Edited by Narelle Lemon Creating a Place for Self-care and Wellbeing in Higher Education ...

Author: Narelle Lemon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000467619

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Self-care involves taking action to support, protect or maintain wellbeing. Relationships have a significant influence on these acts of self-care and one’s sense of wellbeing. Relationships are fundamental to individual meaning-making and crucial to the world of academia. In this edited collection, authors navigate how they view relationships as a crucial part of their wellbeing and acts of self-care, exploring the "I", "We", and "Us" at the centre of self-care and wellbeing embodiment. Each chapter unpacks this idea in varying ways that demonstrate that relationships are a fundamental element of both work and personal life and how they intersect with wellbeing. The authors present critical discussion through visual narratives, lived experiences, and strategies that highlight how relationships, seeking social support, scaffolding opportunities to learn with and from each other, and changes in practise become acts of self-care individually and collectively. There has arguably never been a more important time to raise awareness of self-care and wellbeing as central to the nature of work in higher education. Healthy Relationships in Higher Education: Promoting Wellbeing Across Academia highlights new ways of working in higher education that disrupt current tensions that neglect wellbeing and will be of interest to anyone working in this environment.

Creative Expression and Wellbeing in Higher Education

Making and Movement as Mindful Moments of Self-care Narelle Lemon. the wider world through walking, learning self-compassion these practices contributed to myrecovery, of compassion,towards others too. essential self-tending practices ...

Author: Narelle Lemon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000630668

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This volume focuses on individual and collective practices of creativity, embodiment and movement as acts of self-care and wellbeing. Creative Expression and Wellbeing in Higher Education positions creative expression as an important act for professionals working in higher education, as a way to connect, communicate, practice activism or simply slow down. Through examples as diverse as movement through dance and exercise, expression through drawing, writing or singing and creating objects with one’s hands, the authors share how individual and collective acts of creativity and movement enhance, support and embrace wellbeing, offering guidance to the reader on how such creative expression can be adopted as self-care practice. This book highlights how connection to hand, body, voice and mind has been imperative in this process for expression, fl ow and engagement with self and wellbeing practices. Self-care and wellbeing are complex at the best of times. In higher education, these are actions that are constantly being grappled with personally, collectively and systematically. Designed to support readers working in higher education, this book will also be of great interest to professionals and researchers.

Wellbeing in Higher Education

This approach to care of the self allows social justice issues to become visible and therefore amenable to change. As insight emerges, we can take actions not only toward improved self-care in terms of our own health practices and ...

Author: Marcus A. Henning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317280296

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Academic staff and students within higher education settings are confronted by a learning environment that is academically stimulating, informative, career-focused and socially rich, which can be intensely competitive and highly charged. Within this learning environment, academic staff and students are often at risk of compromising their wellbeing in their pursuit of academic excellence. This book provides an examination of the key areas that are important to the sustenance of wellbeing within higher education settings, with a view to promoting healthy learning environments. The chapter authors are predominantly working in the Asia-Pacific rim, but the book also includes more universal perspectives. The synthesis of the issues covered in the book is crucial to the understanding of higher education as not only an environment for gaining knowledge and skills relevant for success in academic and career domains, but also as an environment for developing socially adept and authentic communication skills. The ideas presented in this book will further assist academic staff and students to consider ways to more fully participate in their learning environment so that they can optimize their valuable contributions to the professional communities they serve.

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education

area of work, and also to take account of any university policies or guidelines. ... that regular supervision attending to the restorative (self-care) aspects of the role is critical to sustain wellbeing in the helper (BACP, 2016).

Author: Nicola Barden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529700558

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Good mental health is essential for students to manage the challenges that university life presents. This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in engaging with this critical issue, both in terms of being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care appropriately for students who may not be flourishing in the university environment. Key topics include: · The pressure points and transitions of student life · The crucial role of departmental and academic staff · How to make mental health policies work · The legal obligations and limits of student support · Creating the conditions for confident support

Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises

The addition of mental health to self-care can be seen in the definition created by Active Minds (n.d.) in which self-care refers to activities that we engage in to take care of our minds, bodies, and souls to promote well-being and ...

Author: Schnackenberg, Heidi L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799864936

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Women leaders and the COVID-19 pandemic are currently trending in the news. Major news outlets are all offering their positive opinions on how world-wide women leaders have addressed the crisis and reassured their people. While this sort of press coverage is certainly uplifting, little to no research has been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of women’s leadership decisions and strategies in these difficult times. In concert with these global struggles resulting from the pandemic are the challenges faced by higher education. Many colleges and universities have all but shuttered their doors and are conducting instruction, student support, and day-to-day business almost completely online. Women academic leaders bear a great load during global crises, with the combination of maintaining work responsibilities and caring for families and personal households. It is shown that women leaders may feel overwhelmed but remain heroes in unprecedented times of crisis. Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises informs readers and expands their understanding about specific challenges, issues, strategies, and solutions that are associated with women leaders in higher education, the implications during the current pandemic and other natural disasters, and how these strategies can be used for future agility and success. The chapters will cover narratives, strategies, and initiatives that women leaders are using to lead their institutions, departments, sectors, and organizations. It ties together the unimaginable challenges, joys, struggles, and successes encountered by women in leadership in higher education and is ideal for higher education administrators, teachers, leaders, faculty, provosts, deans, program leaders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in both the challenges and successes women leaders in higher education face during global crises.

The Emotional Self at Work in Higher Education

Higher education faculty are required to address a complex range of colliding demands, including larger course loads, ... of health and well-being are raising awareness regarding the value of creating healthier communities of scholarly ...

Author: Ruffin, Ingrid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799835219

Category: Education

Page: 302

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The many and varied challenges facing higher education include a culture of publish or perish, increased course loads without more pay or benefits, increased pressure on institutions to compete for students, budget cuts, a political atmosphere targeting higher education, and continued systemic inequities. Those who work in higher ed are under more stress today than ever before. It has never been more important to understand and address the emotional self at work in higher education. The Emotional Self at Work in Higher Education is an essential research publication that generates conversations around the practical implementation of healthy emotional workspace practices in the sphere of higher education and investigates tools, frameworks, and case studies that can create a sustainable and healthy work environment. It moves beyond addressing emotional intelligence to addressing the awakening of a greater sense of the emotional self. Featuring a wide range of topics such as distance education, mindfulness, and artificial intelligence, this book is ideal for educators, researchers, academicians, administrators, and students.

Leadership Wellness and Mental Health Concerns in Higher Education

Faculty and students could benefit from participation in meditation workshops while learning introspection and the practice ... Creating university-wide self-care challenges can empower students and faculty to engage in self-care while ...

Author: Alexander, Cynthia J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799876950

Category: Education

Page: 365

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Wellbeing is foundational to citizens’ individual and collective ability to acknowledge, address, and alleviate ongoing struggles, shared risks, and the unprecedented challenges of our time. A holistic focus on wellness across campus communities is timely and important, given that national and global justice movements are calling upon post-secondary institutions to address the ways in which education systems have been reproducing dominant narratives, reinforcing systemic discrimination, and retaliating against education leaders who work to disrupt structural inequalities. Leadership Wellness and Mental Health Concerns in Higher Education offers diverse perspectives about whether and how campus leaders around the world are sustaining and advancing health and wellness in unprecedented times and amplifies diverse voices in the exploration of how to advance individual and collective wellbeing in higher education. Covering a wide range of topics such as stress management and burnout, this reference work is ideal for academicians, scholars, researchers, administrators, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Culturally Responsive Self Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators

... reflective supervision, higher education coursework, reflective supervision, mental health consultation etc. ... workplace that create feelings of trust, safety and support that are necessary foundations for learning to take place.

Author: Julie Nicholson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429620179

Category: Education

Page: 286

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The first self-care book designed specifically for the early childhood field, Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators is filled with helpful strategies and tools that you can implement immediately. Recognizing that self-care is not one size fits all, the authors present culturally responsive strategies drawn from diverse early childhood staff working in a range of roles across communities and contexts. By tying the importance of educator self-care to goals of social justice and equity, this book advocates for increased awareness of the importance of self-care on both an individual and institutional level. Through key research findings, effective strategies and personal anecdotes, this accessible guide helps readers understand and engage with the critical role self-care and wellness-oriented practices play in creating strong foundations for high quality early learning programs.