Emotional Self-Care (ESC)

Care

Self-Care

Terminology

Do we need to include "emotional" in the term or can we just include it in the definition?

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Definition

The act of empathetically caring for yourself.

All acts

"empathetically" - does it make sense here?

care

recognizing needs

long-term

framework of reference sufficiently big

example drug use

Someone who is an addict might describe getting the drug as "self-care"

Empathy with yourself.

Empathy

Empathy directed towards yourself.

Satellite Dish Metaphor

Differentiate from:

Self-Care

"care for oneself"

"care" usually used in the meaning of "medical care"

Self-Esteem

Self-Respect

Narcissism

Egotism

Concepts

Mechanisms

It is important how you feel about something.

Defense Mechanisms >> it becomes less important

Influenced by

Defense Mechanisms

decrease ESC

Applications

IESC

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