About Self-Care

The content covered through our services can elicit strong emotions for participants. We acknowledge that everyone reacts differently - at different times, in their own way, and for whatever length of time they need to.

Self-care is important in this process so that we can recharge, prevent burnout, and feel healthy. When we look to the medicine wheel, it is the things you do to help yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We have listed a few common examples below on what might work for you:

  • Go for a walk
  • Do a smudge
  • Read a good book
  • Go get a pedicure
  • Get out on the land
  • Meditate
  • Practice traditional arts like beading, carving, painting, dancing, and singing
  • Eat healthy foods and drink water
  • Get a good nights sleep
  • Find a form of exercise you like (ex: running, basketball, canoeing)
  • Have a soothing bath
  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member
  • Ask for help
  • Seek counselling

If you have any suggestions we should add to our list, please let us know.


Need help finding a Counsellor?

Many Rivers Counselling

Kwanlin Dün Health Centre free confidential counseling  (867) 668-7289

Yukon Distress & Support Line (open daily 7pm - 3am)   1 (844) 533-3030

Health Canada 24-hour Crisis Line 1 (866) 925-4419

Kids Help Phone 1 (800) 668-6868


Other resources:

Coping with Emotional Reactions - Health Canada

The Importance of Self-Care - Ted Talks 

94 Calls to Action - Truth and Reconciliation Committee

Self-Care is how you take your power back.
— Lalah Delia

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