- March 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This workshop will be a live webinar through Zoom. A Zoom link will be included in an email sent to you after registration. Not able to attend on this date? Ask us how you can access a recording of the webinar.
Caring for others can take its toll. Secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue are all terms for the stress and emotional toll that results from hearing about the traumatic experiences of others. It’s commonly felt by those in helping professions – nurses, pastors, teachers, therapists, social workers – and others in caregiving roles in their personal or professional life. It can be difficult to maintain the fine balance between caring for oneself and caring for another person, but when we forget to include ourselves in our circle of kindness, we lose connection with the compassion and goodwill in our intentions and actions.
See the connection between self-care and care for others. Recognize the importance of boundaries in your ability to sustainably care for others. Learn to identify when your internal batteries are becoming depleted and self-care is needed. Attendees will try specific practices to do in daily life or in moments of high stress to stay connected and present.
Lesley Huff is a popular repeat presenter. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology with a specialization in Family and Marriage Therapy. She is a licensed psychologist and leads the Change Through Compassion program at Samaritan Counseling Center. Lesley is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion.
Venue: Virtual Meeting Space