June 1, 2018
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sands Reception Centre
187 Trunk Road
Warmland Women’s Support Services is putting on “Caring on Empty – Creative Tools for Compassion Fatigue Resilience” this is their explanation on what it is:
Many social responders are at risk for developing Compassion Fatigue (CF), a natural consequence of working empathically with the suffering or traumatized. As we hear stories of others’ trauma, we can become secondarily traumatized, developing our own symptoms of post-traumatic stress, diminished empathy and emotional disengagement. Recognition of CF warning signs can provide a turning point – a chance to heal, learn new skills and make the simple but profound life changes that can build resilience to traumatic stress.
Caring on Empty uses discussion, film, self reflection through individual artistic exercises, and group interaction to help participants recognize their current level of CF risk and to begin a personalized resilience plan. The energy is relaxed, positive, and discovery-based.
Lunch is included. It coasts $25. Please RSVP by emailing Kendra Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org