Discover the Power of Understanding Compassion Fatigue & how it can Empower Healing.

 

Join me to explore and address compassion fatigue through a facilitated webinar designed for workplace or community groups featuring internationally renowned Dr. Gabor Maté. 

Opportunity after the viewing will be offered to allow people to share their take aways around the topic.  A safe space will be created and selected questions will be guided to welcome authentic connection for those who wish to.

After the facilitated session opportunity is available to purchase access to the webinar and you will receive:

  • Access to the on-demand webinar for one year
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of a brief online quiz (if desired)

This facilitated webinar is brought to you by Mission: Empowerment and support by Greenheart Community.

Compassion Fatigue is defined as a chronic state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion.

In helping professions the demands of the job, overwhelming workloads, and witnessing suffering regularly are often cited as factors that contribute to compassion fatigue.

Since March 2020, the risk factors driving compassion fatigue have increased exponentially.

Individuals in all health and helping sectors have supported the people they serve through ongoing uncertainty – all while dealing with many of the same circumstances, uncertainty, stressors, losses, and worries themselves. Many feel the repercussions, reporting overwhelm, emotional fatigue and exhaustion.   

This emotional exhaustion then extends into the caring responsibility many have for families both with or without additional health challenges.

While it’s undeniable that circumstances play a role in compassion fatigue and the understandable situation that helpers are feeling exhausted, Dr. Gabor Maté states that there is a deeper source of compassion fatigue that is often overlooked. According to him, the term “compassion fatigue” is not exactly accurate as the fatigue doesn’t just come from feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion. Instead, he asserts that the deeper source is to be found in the personal history of the individual and his or her relationship to the work, not merely in the nature of the work itself.

Once this understand develops, we can more effectively address it.

This facilitated delivery of Dr. Maté’s webinar and has been thoughtfully designed to ensure delivery is supportive and the content is not only educational but empowering.

This facilitated webinar is an excellent opportunity for individuals or working groups to gain a deeper understanding of compassion fatigue and the deep unconscious behaviour patterns that often drives it. 

Topics Dr. Maté covers in the first half include: 

  1. What is Compassion Fatigue?
  2. Why Compassion Fatigue isn’t an accurate term for the state it describes
  3. The difference between Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout
  4. Common Characteristics that increase Vulnerability for Compassion Fatigue
  5. Reflection Questions to help us gain Self Awareness teaches practises to prevent it, and to resort our energies.

There is also opportunity from the facilitator to support the delivery of the second half of the webinar and offer therapeutic guidance and further discussion or personal support if needed.

Who is this for?

Any helping professional including (but not limited to) mental health professionals, health-care professionals, first responders, chaplains and direct service workers.  

About Dr Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. 

He is the bestselling author of multiple books including:

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers; and The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture.

Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. 

Dr Mate is a speaker who supports Mission: Empowerment.

If you are interested in arranging this enriching event in your work place or a community setting please let me know your availability and preferences. 

To express your interest or for any questions, please contact me by clicking here.

Warmly to you,

Charlotte x

 

Nothing worth experiencing in life comes easy; and the path of awakening is no exception. But the sense of strength, unity, knowing, compassion, love, light and fearlessness that you begin to feel simply by walking towards not only the truth but your own healing path is worth every painful step.