HPC – Caring for the Caregiver
June 9, 2017 - June 10, 2017
Phoenix Center, 13686-94A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1N1Register
Bursary Application - NEW
No Pre-Requisite Course Required - 14 CEC Hours Available
Maintaining a Sense of SELF While Caring for Others
with Dr. Robin Beardsley, MD
All helping professionals are susceptible to caregiver fatigue (burnout). Learn how to care with equanimity and experience ways to cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion. Increase self-awareness and choices for care and compassion for self and others.
This workshop is intended to provide those in the helping profession with knowledge about the “Cost of Caring” or Compassion Fatigue (Figley 1982). Compassion Fatigue (CF) is characterized by a deep physical and emotional exhaustion and a pronounced change in the helper’s ability to feel empathy for clients, loved ones and co-workers. Many of us in the helping profession are much better at caring for others than we are for ourselves. While caring for the physical and emotional needs of our patients and clients is usually an immensely rewarding experience, this “Compassion Satisfaction” can be eroded by heavy caseloads, dwindling resources, increasingly stressful work environments, negativity and cynicism from co-workers, and increasingly difficult stories
During this workshop we will explore how CF integrates with Virginia Satir’s experience of a person, using the metaphor of the Iceberg. CF impacts every level of the Iceberg and is an occupational hazard for anyone who is in the caring professions.
Much of the focus of treatment of CF has been on strategies and solutions to help caring professionals develop a warning system to help them identify CF and protect themselves from developing it. In this workshop, participants will use the Satir Model to explore on a deeper level how to be in touch with their own innate areas of resiliency and their own Life Force. For when we as caring professionals are centered and in touch with our own Life Force, we can maintain our congruence not only throughout our interactions with clients/patients, but also in all the other areas of our lives, both personal and professional.
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Early Bird Registration available until May 19, 2017 General fees are $300 (SIP Members $275)
NEW - Bursaries are now available for all programs on a limited basis for those with demonstrated need. Please see application below or contact our office with any questions.