Self-Care for School Psychologists

Whether you are a practitioner, graduate educator, graduate student, or work in private practice, it is important to practice good self-care throughout the year. This is especially true-although feels harder to do-during busy, stressful times. Self-care is an important part of our personal professional practice, a key component of prevention for ourselves and the children we serve, and critical to our ability to help others.

When you put self-care on your weekly to do list, you are more likely to follow through. Use these helpful resources to get started.

Individual Strategies

Systemic Strategies

Additional Resources


  • MayoClinic
    Learn how to use relaxation techniques to reduce stress and bring more calm into your life.
  • Headspace
    Live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day.
  • Mindful
    Mindful celebrates mindfulness, awareness, and compassion in all aspects of life.
  • YogaGlo
    Yoga videos and classes from the top yoga instructors.
  • University at Buffalo | School of Social Work
    Menu planning, tips to reduce stress, activities and resources to promote good self-care.
  • Yoga Journal
    The ultimate destination for yoga pose how-tos, practice videos, meditation tricks, healthy lifestyle tips and more.
  • Yoga to the People
    Yoga made available to everyone.
  • Verywell Mind
    Strong stress management skills lead to higher levels of happiness and satisfaction. 
  • Yoga With Adriene (YouTube)
    Find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey.