In many organizations it is common to find employees suffering from the adverse effects of stress. In the helping field, there are additional factors related to the nature of supporting people that can contribute to compassion fatigue or secondary trauma symptoms. Left unmanaged, stress can lead to unproductive patterns and result in loss of focus, motivation, and productivity. This workshop will help participants identify personal stress factors and introduce them to practical methods for successfully managing stress. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects of stress as well as accelerate their resilience.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Wellness in the Helping Profession
  • Workplace Factors Related to Wellness
  • Stress, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Compassion Satisfaction
  • Red Flags – Your Cue to Pause
  • A Wholistic Approach to Wellness
  • Healthy Coping Strategies
  • Organizational Strategies to Support Wellness
  • The Role of Resiliency

Target Audience

This is an introductory level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counselors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working in the helping profession.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the causes and signs of burnout, compassion fatigue, and compassion satisfaction
  • List areas of strength and vulnerability in one’s own work wellness
  • Describe skills for reducing stress and increasing resilience
  • Identify areas of organizational health and vulnerability