Reflexivity and Self-Care for Creative Facilitators: Stepping Outside the Circle
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Those who work with others to explore new and creative ways of thinking about community and organisational participation, ways of engaging with others, individual wellbeing, and creative solutions to problems, have a significant role in a cohesive society. Creative forms of learning can stimulate reflexive practices of self-care and lead to enhanced relationships and practices both personally and professionally. We argue that those who facilitate such practices for others do not always practice their own self-care, which potentially leads to burnout and disillusionment. This research sought to explore understandings and practices of self-care with such facilitators in order to develop resources or techniques to support more sustainable professional identities. A key finding is that reflexive processes are most effective and transforming when shared as a social practice.
Studies in Continuing Education
Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Continuing Education on 30 Jan 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0158037X.2015.1005067
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Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy