Our group is for helping professionals to learn to prevent burnout by becoming resilient to stress. Instead of trying to control our lives or eliminate stress, it is possible to use stress as a training tool like athletes do.
While work burnout can occur in any occupation, helping professionals can be at higher risk for burnout due to caring for the needs of hurting people. To add to the burden many professional fields and work settings have a culture where being overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted has become a badge of honor. Helping professionals include job titles such as counselor, therapist, social worker, psychologist, teacher, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, physician assistant, physician, minister, massage therapist, caregiver, first responders, and many others.
Self-care for helping professionals is often encouraged and even mandated in ethics codes, but easily neglected. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Topics will be presented at each meeting that help you understand and overcome your chronic stress cycle. After the content presentation, there will be time for questions, answers, and discussion.
The simple act of meeting with other supportive professionals will lower your sense of isolation and burnout. Come be a part of our group where we provide a safe, positive environment to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue by building resilience.
What You Can Expect: Monthly events in rotating locations in the DFW area Training CE credit for LPCs, LMFTs, Social Workers, and LCDCs A group of compassionate witnesses
Are you exhausted from working with clients or customers? Do you feel tired and frustrated by unrealistic demands and prolonged work stress? These could be signs of Compassion Fatigue or Burnout. Self-care is often encouraged as a way to overcome both of these states of exhaustion but can be easily neglected. This workshop focuses on practical ways to change the body's automatic response to stress.
Do you have compassion fatigue or burnout?
How you "catch" the emotions of others
Why setting verbal boundaries doesn't work, but what will work instead
Stress, shame, and the nervous system
Learn how to reset the nervous system to turn off the stress brain
Guided exercises for healing and prevention
The meeting will be held at Homewood Suites. Dress comfortably and bring a jacket in case the room temperature varies. We will have two 15 minutes breaks. A certificate of completion is available on request. Instructor is approved to provide CEU credits to counselors, therapists, and social workers in Texas.