Coping With Compassion Fatigue: A Workshop For Caregivers
August 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Cost: $75
“There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” (Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady)
Compassion fatigue is a form of care-giver burnout, manifesting in deep physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. Those who have experienced compassion fatigue describe it as being sucked into a vortex that slowly pulls them down, eroding empathy, compassion and connection for and to others – and one’s best self. In this workshop we will explore: the causes, signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue; how to develop a self-care action plan; and strategies and tools for coping and continuous renewal.
Presented by Elizabeth Lewis, certified stress management instructor.