Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Self Care
Working in a helping profession can be a very rewarding, yet it is also one that can be emotionally and physically draining. Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for Helpers will focus on raising awareness about compassion fatigue and its symptoms as well as prevention techniques through professional and personal self-care. This workshop will review signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue along with prevention and self-care strategies. Unique issues will also be discussed inclusive of working with vulnerable sectors, at risk youth, and hard to serve populations.
You will learn:
• How stress impacts the mind and body
• How to identify the warning signs symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue
• How to engage in preventative care and holistic wellness to promote overall health
• How to evaluate and balance your experiences as a helper and as a person ensuring your career does not alter your worldview in a negative manner
This is a highly sought after workshop and ideal for police officers, therapists, residential staff, nurses, caregivers, military families, child welfare staff - anyone who works in or maintains a position where they are responsible for caring for others.
Advance registration is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about upcoming training schedule or online training options. Online / distance learning options are also available.
I am so grateful I was able to be a participant in your “healing the helper” training yesterday. There were several important concepts I was able to apply immediately. Your bringing attention to our “world perspective” gave me the foresight to challenge some automatic thoughts.
The most helpful aspect were the real case examples, practical strategies, and suggested supplementary resources.
All of the trainings were super although yours and Carmen Richardson's really stood out. In fact, I am taking a class with both of you. I really appreciate your expertise and insight. I just finished an assignment today.