In this video, Sarah Nissen describes essential self-care steps which she uses to care for her own mental health while raising a son with autism. Sarah engages in Qi Gong in the mornings (a ritualistic form of breathing and movement), drinks lots of water throughout the day, and mixes in meditation or rest to remain calm and mindful of her emotions. The benefits of these changes to her routine not only can be seen in the way she interacts with her son, but also provides a model of self-care for her son.
3 Essential Self-Care Steps for Parents of Special Needs Kids
By: Sarah Nissen
Initial Air Date: Sep 19, 2017