A year ago, most of us probably never dreamed we would be planning a second pandemic Passover. As I reflect on all that has happened since last March, I am struck by the amazing resilience of our clients, staff, board of directors and Jewish community.
Just as resilience is a theme of Passover, SHALVA clients have shown incredible resilience during the pandemic.
I wanted to share The Blue Dove Foundation’s mental health seder plate that connects each traditional item on the plate to a selfcare concept that helps build resilience. This self-care exercise is helpful for all of us. Perhaps it will bring you peace and comfort when you need it:
- One thing I can do to help myself calm down
- One thing I will tell myself on a bad day
- One strength I have to help me get through this
- One person who can support me when I need it
- One place I can go to feel safe and comfortable
- One sign to alert me when I’m struggling
Our therapists say, “the clients that are doing well are resilient, and they are often surprised when we point it out to them. They have persevered and are not defined by the abuse they have endured.”
A heartfelt thank you for helping Jewish women on their journeys to safety and healing. Wishing you a safe and meaningful holiday.
Chag Pesach Sameach,