Walking the Walk: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue
Venue: Metro-Central YMCA
|Event Date/Time: Dec 05, 2005||End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2005|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2005|
Robin Cameron and Françoise Mathieu have seen first-hand the personal toll that caring for individuals in distress can have on helpers. Their aim is to offer this inspiring and practical workshop to helping professionals, with a focus on wellness and creative strategies to mitigate the impact of compassion fatigue and job stress.
"Walking the Walk" will challenge participants to make a meaningful personal commitment to renewed hope and improved self-care. This workshop will explore assumptions about compassion fatigue and the organizational and personal barriers that helpers face in their daily lives, and will offer new and creative approaches to transforming this occupational hazard.
You will learn:
- About the complexities of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
- To identify personal triggers and contributing factors
- To evaluate self-care and target areas for prevention and healing
- To create a personalized strategic plan for identifying and treating compassion fatigue