This ON-DEMAND workshop is hosted by Mission: Empowerment! ,
a seminar company based out of Ontario, Canada
Compassion fatigue has been called “the common cold of the helping profession”; no one is immune and the prevalence is high. Some even say that the question is not if a helping professional will develop it, but when. The demands of the job, overwhelming caseloads, and witnessing suffering regularly are often cited as factors that contribute to compassion fatigue – a chronic state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion.
Since March 2020, these risk factors have increased exponentially. Helpers have supported their clients and patients through a global pandemic, economic instability, racial injustice, political divide and ongoing uncertainty – all while dealing with many of the same circumstances, uncertainty, stressors, losses, and worries themselves. Many are feeling the repercussions, reporting that they are overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unsure if they will be able to continue to meet the constant demands.
While it’s undeniable that circumstances play a role in compassion fatigue and it’s understandable that helpers are feeling exhausted, Dr. Gabor Maté states that there is a deeper source of compassion fatigue that is often overlooked. According to him, the term “compassion fatigue” is not exactly accurate as the fatigue doesn’t just come from feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion. Instead, he asserts that the deeper source is to be found in the personal history of the individual and his or her relationship to the work, not merely in the nature of the work itself. Once we understand this, we can more effectively address it.
In this 3-hour workshop, based on the book, When the Body Says No, Dr. Maté will present this different view of the condition known as compassion fatigue. He will also teach practices to prevent it, and to restore our energies if we have been affected by it.
Who Should Attend?
Any helping professional including (but not limited to) mental health professionals, health-care professionals, first responders, chaplains and direct service workers.
You will receive:
- Access to the on-demand webinar for one year
- Downloadable handouts
- Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of a brief online quiz (if desired)
For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed). Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (3), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop’s eligibility for CEU’s / CE’s. This workshop has been pre-approved for 3 continuing education hours by the CACCF.
There are no refunds/credits for on-demand workshops as you have a full year to view the course. Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues. It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information in a timely manner (i.e. by end of day the next business day).