You can't take care of the world without taking care of yourself.
Being the Change is written for activists who work in organizations with social missions, and those who are involved in social change outside of their jobs. It provides empirically supported self-care strategies from cognitive behavior therapies and other psychological interventions for coping with the challenges of difficult yet meaningful work.
Although therapy can often help alleviate anxiety or depression, individuals can also apply therapy-based strategies as part of their self-care.
This book is a practical guide that helps readers enhance their ability to be effective agents of change.
Readers will learn how to clarify their values, identify their strengths, manage their emotions and relationships, and incorporate self-care as part of their personal and professional development.
A rich catalog of case examples, exercises, and actionable ideas make this book a comprehensive toolkit for people who want to take their social engagement to the next level in a healthy and productive way.