STARR Online Experiential Course - Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Working in a helping profession can be a very rewarding position, yet it is also one that can be emotionally and physically draining. This online experiential course 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 emergency and crisis situations, working 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 world view in a negative manner
Self-enhancing reflective practices to gain insight into your own health and body cues
Practical strategies to promote your own personal wellness
Mindfulness and authenticity practices to help you heal and maintain balance
Learning how to foster a gentle and nurturing responsiveness to your own experiences and needs as a helper.