Holistic security - Self care
From Gender and Tech Resources
|Title of the tutorial||Self care and holistic security|
|Kind of learning session||Holistic|
|Learning objectives||Exploring the price activists pay for their work in terms of individual health and happiness, and personal relationships.|
|Prerequisites||Facilitators should have some experience of talking through psychological issues with others.|
|Methodology|| Get the participants to sit in a circle.
The facilitator should explain what is meant by 'self care' and the concept of holistic security – not just thinking about security online, but in all aspects of our lives. They could also touch on issues like the 'martyr complex' – thinking that the needs of an individual are far smaller than the greater cause. Ask the group if any of these problems sound familiar, and encourage the group to raise their hands and talk about their own experiences. Once a few experiences have been shared, move the discussion to think about strategies to deal with these kinds of problems. The facilitator could write down on a big flipchart some of the most popular strategies – such as looking after each other in groups, being aware of the pressure we put our colleagues under.
|Number of facilitators involved||1|
|Theoretical and on line resources||None (unless the Holistic Security work is online?)|