Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall 2013 Compassion Fatigue Workshop for Helping Professionals ...

Hi everyone! Here, as promised, is the registration information for the Fall 2013 Caring on Empty: Creative Tools for Compassion Fatigue Transformation and Resilience workshop. Mark your calendars now and please register as early as as you're able because the venue is small and the number of participants, limited.

This renewing, interactive, discovery-based workshop is designed to introduce helping professionals to the concept of compassion fatigue (the natural and expectable diminishing empathy, emotional detachment and secondary posttraumatic stress that can come from exposure to, and wanting to help, others' suffering and trauma). 

Within a rich, multidisciplinary environment you will have the opportunity to discover your current level of compassion fatigue, to identify your personal early warning signs and to learn positive practical tools for reducing CF risk and increasing CF resilience.

You will gather information about yourself throughout the day using lecturettes, pencil and paper tools, film, small group discussions and large group conversations, and then use the information to create a detailed personal wellness plan.

Workshop Details:

Date:  Friday October 18
Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:  Accent Inn, North Burnaby, BC (Henning Drive and Boundary Road)
                            Ample free parking
                            Walking distance or a short bus ride from Gilmour Skytrain Station
Cost:  $167 (Includes GST, lunch, tools, handouts and book draw)
          Who should attend: Anyone working to help the suffering or traumatized
          For further information and to register:  email me at for
                                                                               a registration form

***  If you have a large group wanting to attend, or you live a distance away,  please email me for a Speaker's Information Kit and consider bringing the workshop to your organization or community.

***  Education budget too small?  Consider joining forces with a couple of other organizations. This not only reduces workshop costs but enhances relationships between organizations and enriches the learning environment.

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