DIY Self Care Toolkit Cards Workshop
Sunday 29th October
10am - 11.30am
Join me for a tender-courageous, relaxed autumn workshop online.
What You'll Make
I'll guide you through the process of making a set of 10 pocket-sized self care prompt cards based on your unique needs.
This is a practical workshop so you'll get stuck in, making your own cards in whatever way you'd like. Type them up into a Word document, make illustrated cards, write on coloured paper, design them on Canva...
...the aim is that by the end of our time together you'll have a set of cards unique to you, that you can print out / screenshot / put somewhere visible... but most importantly that you can keep and use regularly to support your wellbeing.
Examples of what you might like to include in your cards:
- words that inspire you
- the names of people in your life and the needs they meet for you
- any sensory needs you have, and how you can meet those needs in the moment
- your schedule for taking medication
- things that always make you smile
- your early signs of burnout, depression or anxiety that you can notice, and what you could do when you notice them happening
- your morning / evening routine
- simple meals that you enjoy
- how you like to recover after a meltdown or sensory overwhelm
- things that bring you comfort or help you feel grounded
- a list of values that are important to you
The cards shown in the images below are my own - I carry them every day and use them whenever I need to. I laminated them because I'm a geek and I don't want to have to make them again :) Your cards will be unique to you.
What to Expect
A laid-back hour and a half, filled with encouragement, play, creativity & connection!
This workshop is all about taking some time for yourself, and making something meaningful alongside new pals. I'll guide you through tuning into your needs and support you as you figure out what to put on the cards. I love creating soft spaces for people to land, away from the noise of everyday life.
This workshop would especially benefit you if:
- you sometimes find it hard to remember what you like or need in moments of overwhelm
- you are neurodivergent
- you are chronically ill
- you are learning how to be kinder to yourself
What to Bring
a journal or piece of paper to write down initial ideas
+ Any materials you'd like to use:
if you'd like to design your cards on a screen, bring a device with Word or Canva or your software of choice ready
If you'd like to get crafty, bring card, pens, colouring pencils, magazines for collaging, scissors, glue, etc.
I recommend making cards that are pocket-sized, eg. up to 8cm x 8cm squared.
The ethos of Everyday Writes Spaces
Everyday Writes spaces are anti-racist, anti-homophobic, affirming of trans people and people of all genders, value the lived experience of all participants, and aim to be actively inclusive and accessible. Please only come along if you share these values.
Please arrive on time for the session, or let me know if you're likely to be late - if you're more than 10 minutes late it interrupts the flow of the session and affects my ability to facilitate, so you won't be admitted unless we've arranged beforehand.
You might also like to know:
- This event takes place on Zoom
- Auto-Transcript is always enabled for online spaces
- this event is recorded, and the recording will be sent to participants after the session, so that you can revisit it in your own time
- you can choose whether to have your camera on or off
- all events are designed to be introvert friendly
- there is no pressure to share, just come as you are on the day
- this free workshop is inspired by this video on Autistic Self Care by Megan Rhiannon, which helped me to create my own cards and be more self-compassionate around my sensory needs.
Want to come along?
This event is free. Order your ticket on this page to book your place. I'll send you the Zoom link by email before the event, and see you there!
Email Nadia: firstname.lastname@example.org