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Day Course – Compassion Fatigue
24th May 2019,24th May 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Avening Park, Westend
Do you experience vicarious trauma through your line of work? This workshop shares powerful ways to alleviate the pain of it.
If your job involves you engaging empathetically with survivors of traumatic incidents of one sort or another, you will potentially be affected by what is known as Vicarious Trauma or Secondary Trauma Stress Disorder (STSD).
First-responders in particular are at risk – for example fire-fighters, first-aiders, paramedics, nurses, doctors, police and armed forces, veterinarians, front-line workers in animal rescue centres, teachers, carers, social workers… the list is a long one.
Once you start to recognise the symptoms, you will see it everywhere.
And a typical response from someone experiencing this type of trauma, is that there must be something wrong with them, along with a reluctance to admit anything is amiss.
The truth is, as Dr J Eric Gentry (a prominent compassion fatigue expert from the Arizona Trauma Institute) says, “you are going to experience pain from this work, and there’s no way round that”.
There is nothing wrong with you. It’s normal.
And if your reluctance to talk about it means that you are not comfortable with the talking therapies, where can you find support to build a healthy resilience?
During this one day workshop we (the two-leggeds) will provide you with the knowledge to equip you with an understanding of trauma, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, empathy and self care.
You will also gain some insights into self care together with practical skills to use for continuing self care. These will come from working with our gentle, non-judgmental herd (the four-leggeds), who will listen and work with you in an extraordinarily powerful way – helping you to stay doing what you do best.
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