Building a relationship with yourself
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Building a relationship with yourself

About the Book

This book covers everything to do with building a relationship with yourself. Because self care, really, requires a connection with yourself. It requires vulnerability and spending time with yourself. Then you can really learn what you need and want, and what your patterns are.

About the Author

Gem Hill
Gem Hill

Hi, I'm Gem (they/them), and I'm the founder of SelfCare Backpack, a company focused on self care for people in tech. 

A person-centred therapist in training, I do self care coaching, talks, and workshops focusing on mental health and self care for folks in tech. 


I'm an international speaker and facilitator, with experience in virtual and in person events (both talks and workshops). I can cover subjects like general self care, talking about mental health and reaching out for help, journaling, and more. 


When I'm not doing all that, I'm baking, cross stitching, or watching films.

Table of Contents

      • A note on safety
      • A note on privilege, resilience, and trauma.
    • Why Build a Relationship with Yourself?
      • Exercise 1: Hopes and Fears
    • A Safe Space
      • Exercise 2: What does your comfort zone look like?
    • Spending Time With Yourself
    • On Walking
      • Exercise 3: Spending Time With Yourself
    • Values and Self Care
      • Exercise 4: Values
    • Finding joy
      • Joy When You’re Struggling
      • Exercise: What Brings You Joy?

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