PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Rural Provider Self-Care
Rural Provider PTSD Toolkit
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How can you be more successful at self-care?As a provider you are most likely very well aware that there are many different ways to address stress; the key is to learn which strategies work best for you, and proactively put them into practice in a realistic, consistent, and disciplined way.63-73
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- Social practices such as developing support at home and work, and setting limits can be particularly helpful in rural settings
- Cognitive-philosophical practices such as cognitive restructuring and values clarification and contemplative practices such as mindfulness, daily reflection, and meditation
- Physical practices such as body scanning, exercise, diet, and relaxation practices
StrategiesHere are a few specific strategies that may be helpful in increasing self-awareness and well-being in relation to stress a work:
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This one hour interactive course is designed to provide brief education and dynamic intervention strategies to help address provider stress reactions and improve personal health and resilience. Continuing education credits are offered for this free course.
This toolkit provides education and resources to help mental health care providers with professional burnout and secondary traumatic stress.
There are a number of useful mobile apps and online tools to help you manage stress and avoid burnout. Some of the online tools offer self-assessment tracking for you to monitor yourself over time.
Free Provider Resilience download from: Google Play (Android) and iTunes (iOS) .