Self Care

If you don’t care for yourself, you can’t care for your child.

Grief counselor Nancy Frumer Styron talks about the importance of self-care and how it's often the first thing to go, and offers some simple suggestions for self-care. Suggestions include sleep, brief exercise, nutrition, yoga, meditation, counseling.

I saw a counselor.

The mom of sons with Mito speaks honestly about the pressures got to her and she was drinking too much, fighting with her husband ... she saw she needed help, asked for it, got it.

It’s hard to do but we do it.

A mom and dad of a son with multiple progressive disorders talk about the different ways they try to take care of themselves. A little goes a long way.

The toughest part was learning that I needed to take a break.

A mom talks about how hard it was to learn to ask for help and to take a break and step-away from the relentlessness of the caregiving.

You have to take a break from it.

A mother and father recognize the value of going out, away from the house and childcare (including to work), but acknowledge that it is hard. Dad says, “I’m still learning how to do it.”

I’ve learned to take the breaks I need.

The mom of 2 sons with Mito talks about building her self-awareness. I know when I'm going to lose it. I can only take so much. If I could clone myself I would. ... I'm on vacation the minute I get to the airport. I know how to check it. The gym has been life-changing for me.

We have a wonderful staff of nurses.

A mother talks about how continuous nursing for her affected child gives her room to care for her marriage, her other children, and herself.

A Courageous Mom leads a powerful and restful yoga sequence

Courageous Parent Sandy Clancy shares a Yoga flow that she has created just for the CPN community, and why she has found Yoga so helpful in her healing.

Gentle yoga with relaxation

Yoga teacher Ben McLellan leads this 15:00 gentle yoga practice for Courageous Parents. Take time to take care of yourself. Your body, mind and family will benefit.

Simple meditation and deep breathing with guide Ben McLellan.

Yoga teacher Ben McLellan leads this 7:00 meditation for Courageous Parents. Meditation is simply an opportunity to stop and notice our thoughts and feelings. Anyone can do it. Take time to take care of yourself. Your body, mind and family will benefit.

More movement yoga with relaxation with Ben McLellan

Yoga teacher Ben McLellan leads this 18:00 gentle yoga and relaxation sequence for Courageous Parents. Take time to take care of yourself. Your body, mind and family will benefit.

Guided Relaxation Flow

Yoga teacher Ben McLellan guides this 10:00 gentle relaxation practice for Courageous Parents. The point is to be relaxed, listen. Take time to take care of yourself. Your body, mind and family will benefit.

If you don’t care for yourself, you can’t care for your child.

I saw a counselor.

It’s hard to do but we do it.

The toughest part was learning that I needed to take a break.

You have to take a break from it.

I’ve learned to take the breaks I need.

We have a wonderful staff of nurses.

A Courageous Mom leads a powerful and restful yoga sequence

Gentle yoga with relaxation

Simple meditation and deep breathing with guide Ben McLellan.

More movement yoga with relaxation with Ben McLellan

Guided Relaxation Flow