The next session of my course, Compassion Fatigue Strategies (CFS) through the University of Florida’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program, is about to begin. The class launches on September 19th!
CFS is a four module, online, self-paced class for people who work with animals. It’s designed to give you the space to learn about how to manage the impact of compassion fatigue in your life.
Would you like to join me and a growing group of students for 8 weeks of thoughtful, honest, and courageous discussions? Want to earn 15 CEUs? Think getting together for 4 live calls to practice stress reduction and mindfulness practices sounds good?
Sign up here!
Here’s the simple truth: there is no magic pill or quick fix for compassion fatigue.
But there are strategies, tools, resources, and new ways of thinking about the complex work that you do which 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 past sessions have shared that the course helped them to feel empowered and 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 probably tired and busy. 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.
Can you give yourself about 2 hours a week (that’s 15-20 minutes a day) for 2 months 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 fall?
Here’s what another student had to say about not being sure about taking this class:
“I’m not the kind of person to readily discuss my feelings. I’m the kind of person who loves my job and wants to get my work done and do it well. I’ve gotten to the point in my career that I know this is an industry where I could work myself past the point of no return, whether that be burning out or leaving animal welfare entirely. But I came to this work because I love it. I just needed to figure out how to do it sustainably.
Jessica Dolce’s CFS class was recommended to me by a friend in the field and has been a great source of information, discussion, and the feeling you get when you realize you’re not alone. The work we do is insurmountable. It’s never ending. Sometimes it’s thankless. Sometimes it’s hard to remember why we started doing it in the first place. This course is approachable and self-paced. I am a terrible procrastinator, but I got it done and I’m glad I did.” – Shelter Medicine Veterinary Assistant, CFS alum
Do you want things to be different in 2017? Then let’s get you on a new path this fall!
Read more about the class and what the students had to say about it here.
you got this,