Self-Care for Activists Is Urgent 

November 2016 changed our lives:
We understood that we can’t take things for granted, 
that we needed to protect and defend Human Rights.


So we went out. We have been marching, rallying, speaking, meeting, writing, and making signs for almost two years now.


There are so many issues! So much going on and so little time!
We feel tired, stressed, emotionally drained. But we need to stay strong,

to take good care of ourselves. We are here for the long run.

You want to help.

I want to help you.

I got an idea: let’s do both.

Activist Care is a well-being program tailored for volunteer activists like you.

All profits from sales go to The Florence Project, the only organization in Arizona that provides legal and and social services to detained immigrants and refugees under threat of deportation.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

-Audre Lorde

Photo by Jerry Kiese Wetter on Unsplash

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,
it is self-preservation, and that is an act
of political warfare.”

-Audre Lorde

Photo by Jerry Kiese Wetter on Unsplash

Activist Care is a 30-day program that includes:

Daily Email

5 minutes to reflect, consider, and brainstorm simple actions of self-care for activists like you.

Worksheets

10 minutes to practice well-being techniques such as journaling, body-mind connection, and self-observation.

Toolkit

Every time you hit a milestone, you unlock tools that will help you to build a well-being practice for the long run.

Plus ongoing, direct support by email and Facebook!

Activist Care is for you:

  • If you are struggling to find a healthy balance between activism and your personal life
  • You feel tired, emotionally drained, and discouraged from your continuous activist efforts
  • It feels like you don’t have any fun lately and your relationships are not in their best moment
  • You're sacrificing basics such as sleep, rest, water, or eating well because you are using that time for activism
  • It’s hard for you to disconnect from Human Rights advocacy and focus on your job, family, and friends


Self-care for activists has unique characteristics 

Before writing the program, I asked fellow activists what were their biggest challenges about feeling well and taking care of themselves. They all agreed on feeling overwhelmed by trying to balance their lives and advocacy activities. That it’s hard to decide what issue is a priority. And most of them told me that they feel they can’t talk about how they feel.


I know that you’d donate to my fundraising anyway, because you understand the urgency to protect and defend the immigrant and refugee population. But I also know that you are already doing all that you can, and I wanted to offer something for you to enjoy.


I used a feminist framework because I believe that we need to dismantle self-sacrifice and start acknowledging that self-care for activists is essential for our work.

I will take you step by step through:

  Making a habit of devoting 15 minutes a day to take care of yourself. 
  Understanding self-care from a feminist perspective that helps you to create well-being for others by feeling well yourself.
  Making a simple plan, implement it, and learn from the experience.

self-care for activists

I will take you step by step through:

  Making a habit of devoting 15 minutes a day to take care of yourself. 
  Understanding self-care from a feminist perspective that helps you to create well-being for others by feeling well yourself.
  Making a simple plan, implement it, and learn from the experience.

...And, together, we'll raise funds for
The Florence Project

All profits from the Activist Care Program 
will go to The Florence Project
to support their work as legal and social services providers for children, women, and men under threat of deportation.


My goal is to raise $3,000

About Tania Gerard

As a Congruency Coach, Tania helps her clients to make confident decisions by learning to focus on their well-being.

She created The Congruency System as the framework to activate self-consciousness, become intentional, connect with your needs, and make decisions that open possibilities for joy and well-being.

Learn more about Tania at
www.taniagerard.com.
Follow her in Facebook: facebook.com/congruencycoach/

About Tania Gerard

As a Congruency Coach, Tania helps her clients to make confident decisions by learning to focus on their well-being.

She created The Congruency System as the framework to activate self-consciousness, become intentional, connect with your needs, and make decisions that open possibilities for joy and well-being.

Follow her in Facebook:
facebook.com/congruencycoach/

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