Join me October 3, 2015 for a full day workshop in Wakefield, MA hosted by the New England Dog Training Club. This seminar, designed for people who work or volunteer with animals, is open to the public and you can earn CEs!
Every day you work to meet the needs of pets and people in your community with great skill and compassion. But when was the last time you took the time to assess your own needs or explore the impact that your complex work may be having on your physical and emotional health?
Join us for a full day seminar on compassion fatigue, the natural consequence of stress that results from caring for and helping traumatized or suffering people and animals. This original seminar will cover six strategies and numerous tools we can use to transform and manage our experience of compassion fatigue, so that we can continue to do ethical, effective, and sustainable work.
The full day seminar identifies what compassion fatigue is, its symptoms, and contributing factors. We then examine stress management and self-care practices. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in discussions, experiential activities, take self-assessments, reflect and connect with the positive aspects of their work, practice a stress-reduction technique, and create a self-care plan.
Join us to learn how to be well, while you do good!
Please note: This seminar is not a substitution for professional mental health care. If you’re suffering from clinical depression or are having suicidal thoughts, please seek professional help.
When: 9:30am – 4:30pm on October 3rd, 2015
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 570 North Ave, Wakefield, MA
Cost: $80, $65 for shelter workers and groups of 8 or more. $10 lunch (optional)
CEUs: 9 – IAABC
CEUs: 6 CCPDT Vet/Tech CE
I hope to see you there,