December 5, 2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aulneau Renewal Centre 228 Hamel Avenue or Zoom
|Compassion Fatigue - Zoom||$175|
|Compassion Fatigue - In Person||$225|
Facilitator: Jean MacKinnon, MA, BA, BSL, CCC-S
More information: Compassion Fatigue
Compassion fatigue has been described as “the cost of caring” for
others in emotional pain. The helping field has begun to recognize
that workers are profoundly affected by the work they do, whether
it is by direct exposure to traumatic events, secondary exposure,
working with clients that are chronically in despair, witnessing
people’s inability to improve their very difficult life circumstances,
or feeling helpless in the face of poverty and emotional anguish.
Compassion fatigue is characterized by deep physical and
emotional exhaustion and a pronounced change in the helper’s
ability to feel empathy for their patients/clients, loved ones, and
their co-workers. It is marked by increased cynicism at work, a
loss of enjoyment in your career, and eventually can turn into
depression, secondary traumatic stress, and stress-related illness.
Target audience: social workers, counsellors, support workers,
resource teachers, addictions counsellors, law enforcement workers,
health care providers, and more!