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Reducing Compassion Fatigue

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05 Apr

Reducing Compassion Fatigue

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a few hours off of work on a Friday afternoon to care for yourself at a FREE mindfulness workshop? This training will provide some gentle yoga anyone can do, guided meditations and instruction on how to take better care of yourself through mindful self-compassion.

A certificate of attendance for 2 contact hours will be provided to any health care provider who needs contact hours towards licensure, like LCSWs. This training does not provide CEUs.

If you are a health care provider, you witness human suffering first-hand. When you’re seeing patients back to back, the human suffering you witness can start to take a toll on your well-being and can lead to burn-out. If we want to take good care of our patients, the first step is to practice taking care of ourselves.

Studies have shown that physicians and healthcare providers who participate in extensive mindfulness training experience improved well-being and satisfaction, including improvements in scores on measures of burnout, mood disturbance, and emotional stability.

Most health care providers possess a strong sense of empathy for their patients, but if caseloads are high or complex, then they are at risk for developing compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue can cause providers to feel less enthusiastic, irritable, overwhelmed and indifferent to the suffering they see in their patients. Compassion fatigue can have a negative impact on physical, emotional and cognitive well-being. This FREE 2-hour event is open to all health care providers including, but not limited to: Physicians, Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, Nurses, Meditation Teachers, and Yoga Instructors. The event is also open to the general public as the fundamental skills and practices taught here are applicable to everyone.

In the training, you will learn how to:

• Use mindfulness to reduce stress and compassion fatigue

• Develop and sustain a meditation practice

• Apply mindfulness to daily life stressors

• Use self-compassion to achieve a greater sense of resilience and recover more quickly from

stress

If you would like to meditate while lying down, you will need to bring a yoga mat along with you to the training. Lying down can allow you to let go of any concern with posture, especially as a beginner.

By attending the event will will receive FREE resources that will include MP3 guided meditations and a written guide to starting a mindfulness-meditation practice. Register now!

P.S. You do not have to be “burned out” to benefit from this training! Mindfulness-meditation and self- compassion are preventative!

Kind regards,

Jude Johnson, MA, LMFT

Event Details

Date: April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue Myers Park Presbyterian
Address: 2501 Oxford Pl, Charlotte, NC 28207