Reflexivity and self-care for creative facilitators: stepping outside the circle

Moffatt, Amanda and Ryan, Mary and Barton, Georgina (2014) Reflexivity and self-care for creative facilitators: stepping outside the circle. Studies in Continuing Education, 38 (1). pp. 29-46. ISSN 0158-037X


hose 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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Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
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