Well-being

Training session Well-being for freelance journalists

Do you find it hard to sustain your energy throughout the day? Do you sometimes feel tired or even overwhelmed and instead of taking a break, you just keep going? Do you allow email, Whatsapp and social media to take up much more of your time and energy than you would like?

If you answered affirmatively to these questions, this online training might just be what you need. Expect to learn methods and receive tips on how to better manage stress and digital overload and to generally take better care of yourself.

👇 Scroll down to see the recording video of the training session, the presentation and other resources.

About the programme

📅 Trainers: Mar Cabra & Kim Brice

👉 Presentations & Resources

This series will kick-off with an initial 90-minute webinar. Then, you will have the option to meet-up on a weekly basis with other freelancers in the Assembly to practice together, share experiences and support each other.

Changing habits that no longer serve you is like learning to play a new sport. First, you need to learn a few basic moves, then you have to practice regularly with a coach and other players, and, in between, you take these moves into the game of life, discovering what works and its positive impacts.

Expect lively, practical and participatory sessions. It is not mandatory to join all of them, but it is highly recommended. Taking care of your well-being is not self-indulgence, it is a necessity, especially during this period of disruption and uncertainty.

The sessions will be led by journalist Mar Cabra and resilience trainer and coach Kim Brice. Mar suffered burnout as a result of her work on the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation Panama Papers. Kim supported her to create more balance in her life and to re-define how she wanted to work on the issues she cares about most. Together, they have been supporting journalists in building and sustaining their capacity to do the work they love in a healthy and sustainable way.

In addition to the webinar and community check-ins, you will also have the opportunity to attend a one-on-one 30-minute session with Kim to receive support specific to your situation and needs.

💡 This programme will cover:

  • Learn and practice methods to use throughout the day to calm the nervous system and help you feel more balanced quickly. These can help mitigate the threat of stress-related ailments, including depression and burn-out.
  • Understand how technology is designed to distract your attention and what you can do to maintain your focus and be more productive.
  • Ongoing support and guidance from the facilitators.
  • A space to practice and share with other freelancers who are struggling with similar challenges.

More resources: The Self-Investigation: A free online stress management programme for journalists

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