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Compassion Fatigue Certification Training for Healthcare, Mental Health and Caring Professionals

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Analyze the concept of compassion fatigue and establish how it relates to secondary trauma and burnout.
  2. Assess the factors that can contribute to compassion fatigue.
  3. Investigate the role of autonomic nervous system reactions in compassion fatigue.
  4. Apply assessment instruments that can be employed to identify the signs of compassion fatigue in self and others.
  5. Employ evidence-based strategies from mindfulness and mental health treatments to reduce stress and increase well-being.
  6. Demonstrate how organizations can build resiliency in their employees and increase retention.

Outline

Compassion Fatigue’s Impact on Professionals, the Workplace, and Caregivers

  • History of compassion fatigue
  • Compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, depression, and burnout
  • Recognize contributing factors
  • Identify how compassion fatigue robs you of your ability to nurture
  • The ethics of self-care – research evidence
Red Flags to Watch for: Signs and Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
  • The nervous system’s role in CF and its symptomology
  • Assessment instruments for self and others
  • Identify triggers for emotional distress
  • Review your personal/professional history
The Compassion and Empathy Toolkit: How to Maintain Purpose, Fulfillment and Thrive
  • Reset during the workday with strategies to:
    • Restore compassion & clarity
    • Reconnect with the rewards
    • Raise your gratitude quotient
    • Apply your signature strengths in new ways
  • Build competence and compassion by being present
Conquer Burnout with Strategies To: De-Stress, Manage Emotions, Reduce Anxiety, and Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Deep breathing exercises for immediate calm
  • Right here/right now – stay in the moment to reduce anxieties
  • Effective and healthy ways to manage your emotions
  • Change limiting stories about caring for yourself
  • Release the negative – 3 steps to countering negativity bias
Create a Healthy Home/Work Balance
  • Bring calm after work hours with relaxation techniques
  • Restore body & mind with awareness
  • Stop replaying your day – strategies to end rumination
  • How to rewire your brain towards happiness
  • Food as medicine – nutrition tips for enhancing resiliency and wellbeing
Retention and Resiliency Strategies: How Organizations and Individuals Can Build Better Work Environments
  • How cleansing the toxic workplace combats compassion fatigue
  • Manage bullying and blaming
  • Communication strategies for collaborative relationships
  • Stair-steps towards building resilient practitioners
  • Empowering leadership for change

Copyright : 03/06/2020