The evidence is undeniable: Educators are some of the hardest-working and underappreciated professionals on earth, a truth highlighted by the epidemic proportions of compassion fatigue and burnout occurring across the field.
There's no doubt that educators are purpose-driven, passionate helpers of children, families, and their communities, but with a never-ending list of responsibilities and reductions in many school resources year after year, the suffering and stress involved are fast outweighing the resilience reserves of so many.
With Forward-Facing(R) for Educators: A Journey to Professional Resilience and Compassion Restoration, it doesn't have to be that way.
Co-written by long-time educators Cheryl Fuller and Rebecca Leimkuehler alongside trauma expert and Forward-Facing(R) Institute founder Dr. J. Eric Gentry, this book teaches and validates the distinct challenges of being an educator today, while putting the power of personal healing and restoration firmly back in your hands-where it belongs.
Envision each school day characterized by physical and mental comfort no matter what happens, as you work and live in accordance with your values and goals, and enjoy social connections and self-care practices that nourish, support, and give you a deep sense of peace and fulfillment.
These are the five skills offered by the Forward-Facing(R) process for professional resilience, and they have the potency to transform every facet of your career in education, personal journey, and mission to help children beginning today.
J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP, is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley--a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue - the world's only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he published these effects in several journals. He has trained over 100,000 health professionals over the past 20 years.
Dr. Gentry was original faculty, curriculum designer and Associate Director of the Traumatology Institute at Florida State University. In 2001, he became the co-director and moved this institute to the University of South Florida where it became the International Traumatology Institute. In 2010, he began the International Association of Trauma Professionals - a training and cortication body-for which he was the vice president.
In 2005, Hogrefe and Huber published Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery-a critically acclaimed text on the treatment of traumatic stress for which Dr. Gentry is a co-author. The Second Edition was released in 2010 and the Third Edition in 2015. He is also the author of the groundbreaking Forward-Facing® Trauma Therapy: Healing the Moral Wound. He is the co-author of Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience: Resolution and Prevention of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue, Unlocking the Keys to Human Resilience, and Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving. These books provide a new vision for trauma therapy in the 21st Century. He has written numerous chapters, papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. Dr. Gentry is a Master Traumatologist with over 35 years of clinical experience with trauma, Complex PTSD, Personality disorders, and dissociation.
He is the President and CEO of The Forward-Facing® Institute and owner of Compassion Unlimited -- a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice-in Phoenix, AZ.
Financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry is the owner and President of Forward-Facing Institute, LLC. and the CEO of Compassion Unlimited. He is an adjunct professor at the Florida Center for Theological Studies, Argosy University, and Webster University. Dr. Gentry is a consultant and receives compensation. He is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and others. For a complete list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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