EITP's Self-Care Café is a live, monthly, and informal online discussion group meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month at 9 am central to support each other's self-care practices. Join as your schedule allows! Registration is required and credit is provided.
During each Self-Care Café session, we will gather with peers to explore mindfulness and self-care routines and strategies. We will share practical information, set our own personal self-care goals, and support each other in a relaxed atmosphere of mindfulness and gratitude while building a community of mindful early interventionists creating an opportunity to learn and connect with each other. Each cafe begins with a short breath awareness and/or meditation activity. Please visit our EITP Events page to register for upcoming meetings.
Join our Facebook Group! Search for us on Facebook using "Mindful Early Interventionist"
Zero to Three "Getting Started with Mindfulness: A Toolkit for Early Childhood Organizations"
Self Care Assessment from Therapist Aid
Self Care Wheel from Olga Phoenix
Being Mindful - EITP Announcement
ToBeCaitlin video library - a lifestyle page created Caitlin Coan to share the traditional practices of yoga and meditation as well as healthy, plant-based recipes, and wellness habits to integrate into daily life.
Books from Thích Nhất Hạnh - Thích Nhất Hạnh was a Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, prolific author, poet, teacher, and founder of the Plum Village Tradition, historically recognized as the main inspiration for engaged Buddhism. Known as the "father of mindfulness", Nhất Hạnh was a major influence on Western practices of Buddhism.
Being Mindful in a Busy World (pdf) from the University of Illinois Extension
"Feeling Frazzled? Remember M.I.N.D.F.U.L" Infographic from Shamash Alidina
Mindfulness, Breathe and Yoga in Early Intervention resource page from EITP
Mindful Parenting Resource Guide from the Illinois EI Clearinghouse
Resource List for Calm in the Chaos of COVID-19: Helping the Helpers from EITP Webinar
The Power of Mindfulness: Practical Tips to Help Children Feel Safe and Secure from Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak for Brookes Publishing
Search YouTube, Spotify, or other video/music streaming services for guided meditation, breath/yoga exercises, or relaxation music.
Sources with additional resources, such as newsletters, articles, and practice guides:
Mantra Magazine - available in print or online
Greater Good Magazine
Happiness Break from Greater Good Magazine
List of 10% Happier podcasts
Please note that some of the apps may charge for use.
10% Happier Meditation App - AppStore or Google Play
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