Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals

This course will be a journey of awareness, care and compassion for YOU.  Too frequently in a helping profession burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are written off as the cost of caring. We know that this does not have to be true. You need to find ways to live and flourish in your work. How will you do it? This training gives you space to answer that question. Practicing Resilience will instill the absolute necessity of your commitment to intentionally care for yourself. You must know that self-care is not separate from your work; it is non-negotiable for your work.  In this training, we will dig into what affects us as trauma practitioners, the psychophysiology of joy and stress, and the paradox as a spiritual possession. We will learn about the natural negativity bias and daily positive practices to counter it. We will inquire of our own universal needs and harness the power of neuroplasticity and awareness. You will be guided through an array of experiences designed to help you attune yourself to your true nature, connect you to your strengths, and create resilient habits. You finish the day with a self-defined plan for how to care for yourself.

* This training is non-traditional, so please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, towel or pillow if you are comfortable sitting on the floor.