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ERIC Number: EJ1090844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Reflexivity and Self-Care for Creative Facilitators: Stepping outside the Circle
Moffatt, Amanda; Ryan, Mary; Barton, Georgina
Studies in Continuing Education, v38 n1 p29-46 2016
Those who work with others to explore new and creative ways of thinking about community and organizational participation, ways of engaging with others, individual well-being 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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia