Those in the Helping Professions:
Protect your staff from compassion fatigue

Compassion fatigue is taking on the emotional burdens of others, especially those you serve. It drains your energy and causes deep fatigue. You may feel overwhelmed by situations, the work and feel helpless to make a positive difference. When this happens, caring for yourself becomes a low priority.

​Some symptoms of compassion fatigue include: Physical fatigue and poor sleep due to reliving difficult experiences and situations; poor boundaries – difficulty disconnecting from work at the end of the shift or day; loss of empathy and compassion, using food and substances to cope, low productivity, high absenteeism and increased illness and injury.

​Symptoms of burnout include: Depersonalization, cynical attitude, frequent colds and flu, low productivity, increased errors and absenteeism.

​There are evidence-based, effective tools and practices to help your employees avoid or recover from compassion fatigue and burnout. Take a proactive approach with these workshops and trainings to help your employees and strengthen your organization.

Professionals most at risk for compassion fatigue include:

Certain professions run a higher than average risk of compassion fatigue, including:

Healthcare Workers:
Doctors, all levels of nursing, social workers, therapists, medical technicians, healthcare aids

First Responders:
Police, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers

Teachers, para-educators, staff, administrators

Spiritual Workers:
Clergy and pastoral care personel

Reporters on location, newscasters, film crew, studio workers

Workshops and Training

Full day and 1/2 day retreats include creating an action plan for individuals and teams.

Participants will learn:

  • Impact of unrelieved stress to body-mind and life force energy
  • Signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout
  • True costs to employers and employees
  • What self-care is and is not
  • Effective tools and practices for prevention and recovery
  • Short and long-term benefits
  • Create a self-care action plan

* Workshops and trainings may qualify for continuing education credits. Ask for details.

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