Last summer I teamed up with the University of Florida’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program to launch Compassion Fatigue Strategies a four module, online, self-paced class for people who work with animals. And guess what?
A new session of the course starts on February 1st, 2016!
More than 60 animal care and welfare professionals showed up last session to learn about how they could manage the impact of compassion fatigue in their lives. Through weeks of thoughtful, honest, and courageous discussions, we were able to create a truly special learning experience together.
Class kicks off again soon and while there’s no magic pill or quick fix for compassion fatigue, there are strategies, tools, resources, and new ways of thinking about the work that will help you transform how compassion fatigue is impacting your life.
You can learn how to take care of yourself, while you care for the world.
Students from last summer’s session have shared that the course helped them to better prioritize their tasks, let go of work at the end of a shift, make more time for themselves and their personal lives, become more aware of their own emotions, mental states, and stress triggers, create healthier boundaries for themselves at work and at home, and much more.
If that sounds good to you, then I hope you’ll give yourself this class as a gift. Think of it as an investment in yourself.
I know you’re beyond busy and this may not be a great time to add something else to your schedule, but let’s be honest:
Nothing will change if you don’t carve out some time and energy to address how compassion fatigue is taking a toll on you and your work.
There will never be a perfect time to take this class. The to-do list will never be done. But if you want to stay in this work for the long haul, doing ethical, effective work and feel better while you do it, then you’ll have to make time to create something new for yourself.
Can you give yourself about 2 hours a week (that’s 15-20 minutes a day) to learn and explore practices that can support you for the rest of your career? Can you put yourself on your to-do list this winter?
You can read more about the class and what the students had to say about it here. And if you’re wondering how this course is different than my other online class, Compassion in Balance, check this comparison chart out.
Or tune in for a few minutes to the video below and I’ll tell you why I think you should take the class this winter.
Hint: it has a lot to do with 2017.
Ready to make a change? Register Here!
See you in class,