Module 2 Med Free Solutions Certificate Course: Teaching Self Care and Self Prioritization
Learn how to be a non-medical consultant to those coming off psychiatric meds or seeking alternatives
Second course in the series, may be taken as a stand alone, or with the other modules.
Teaching Self Care and Self Prioritization
In this course module starting April 5, 2019, you will learn:
- how to instill values of self care in your clients who are in psychiatric drug withdrawal or recovery
- how to put self care plans into place to prepare for withdrawal
- a diversity of self care skills, habits, daily practices specific to coming off psychiatric drugs and surviving trauma
- self care for yourself first and how to transfer that awareness to future clients
- how to practice self care while working with others who are in psychiatric drug withdrawal
- why self care is so essential in withdrawal
- the nuances of self care in withdrawal
- how to work with others who are struggling with self care (and yourself when you are)
- self care strategies that are most affordable and accessible
- how self care can help you succeed in business!
What you'll get:
- a self care daily/weekly/monthly plan template to use with yourself and clients
- tons of self care strategies to use for yourself and share with clients
- access to a buddy to practice with with our buddy program
- opportunity to write/record/post your own blog/video blog/art blog on my site which we will promote for you (can be anonymous)
- an exclusive course forum where you can ask questions, share ideas and get input from instructor and other students
- all videos and written content
- a community of others for support
The full training is in everything I've learned in the past 15 years about professionally supporting people in alternatives to psychiatric drugs and 6 years of having a consulting business. These modules will be unrolled one at a time. This course is the second module ONLY.
You are welcome if you want to learn the info but aren't sure if you are interested in being a professional consultant. The full course will cover the ins and outs of how to consult with people seeking alternatives
Modules for Course in Alternatives to Psychiatry Consulting
- Nutritional coaching
- Herbs and Supplements
- Things to be aware of in withdrawal
- Teaching self care and self prioritization
- Creativity and uncovering the meaning and purpose in diagnosis/life of clients
- How to research online about psych meds, withdrawal etc
- Build Your Referral network
- Educating clients/families/the public about withdrawal
- Blogging and marketing
- Bringing in your personal story (even if you’re not a psychiatric survivor)
- Personal background and specific expertise (micro niche aka nutrition/intuition/yoga etc)
- Working With Families
- Logistics and Ethics
This is a list of topics we will cover-some will be grouped together or with other sub topics
Chaya Grossberg is a writer, teacher, coach and group facilitator living in Olympia, WA. She teaches classes and leads support groups for those coming off psychiatric drugs and seeking alternatives to psych drugs, and also coaches individuals in person and by phone.
She has been working as an activist for change in the “mental health” system and provided holistic mental health alternatives for the past 10 years, starting as a Freedom Center organizer for six years in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has consulted with the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community, Massachusetts PAIMI council, Windhorse Associates, and Alternative to Meds Center.
She was the Community organizer at the Mental Health Association of Portland and The assistant director of Portland Hearing Voices. She was a Warm Line specialist at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco and has had her own consulting business working with individuals and families for 5 years.
Chaya has taught at numerous conferences related to coming off psychiatric drugs including NARPA, INTAR and Alternatives. She studied creative writing and experiential education at Hampshire College, and is a Kripalu certified yoga instructor. Chaya is a psychiatric survivor and has publicly spoken, written and blogged about her experiences and perspectives. She has also written poetry and created art and performance pieces about mental diversity and the importance of educated and informed choice.
StartVideo: Boundaries and Saying No (9:51)
StartHow to Support Clients in Self Care
StartSelf Care Tips For Psychiatric Survivors
StartPsychiatric Med Withdrawal Self Care Checklist
StartModule 2 blogging assignment
StartVideo: Daily Practices to Access Your Intuition (10:04)
StartVideo: The Right Kind Of Friends (9:52)
StartSelf Care Practices and Ideas
StartCongratulations! You've completed your second module.