When individuals are working in an organisation or team which focuses on delivering care and support to others, they invest personally and emotionally in the role that they do.
Repeated exposure to certain situations and conversations can place pressure on their emotional resilience. With challenges such as compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and over commitment, it can be really tough to remain in control and not feel overwhelmed and burnt-out.
This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to take stock and learn about the symptoms of these particular secondary stresses and how they impact on self, relationships with colleagues, and relationships outside of work. Through a series of exercises and activities, individuals will increase their awareness, recognise the early warning signs or symptoms and know how to monitor and manage their own level of risk.
By exploring the role of self-care, participants will learn how to apply tools and strategies which will enable them to set healthy boundaries to improve their wellbeing and strengthen their emotional resilience.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
Understand the components which sustain resilient mental health
Recognise the symptoms of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout and understand the dangers of leaving these unchecked
Undertake the compassion fatigue checklist to assess and monitor your own current level of risk
Identify and explore meaningful identity roles in and out of work (e.g., parent, carer) and see how these link with self-worth and secondary trauma
Understand the role of empathy in either over-sensitising you or desensitising you to new information
Identify how to set and maintain safe emotional boundaries
Confidently create a sustainable self-care plan that engages both your professional and personal life, drawing on a selection of support and resources.