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Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals

Begins 07/23/2020

Track: Elective Course for all Certification Tracks


Audience: Designed for any helping professional

Starr Commonwealth holds its Trauma & Resilience Conference annually, to ensure as many people as possible have access to the best tools and programs to bring about meaningful change in the children they serve.

Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals is a journey of awareness, care, and compassion. Too frequently in a helping profession burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue are written-off as the cost of caring. Practicing Resilience will instill the absolute necessity of one’s commitment to intentionally care for themselves. One must know that self-care is not separate from their work; it is non-negotiable for their work. In this training, we will dig into what affects us as trauma practitioners, the psychophysiology of joy and stress, and the paradox as a spiritual possession. Participants will be guided through an array of experiences designed to help attune themselves to their true nature, connect them to their strengths, create resilient habits, and create a self-defined plan for how to care for themselves.

* This training is non-traditional, so please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, towel, or pillow if you are comfortable sitting on the floor (movement practices and meditations will be completed).

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the experience of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout
  • Recognize the impact of society, organizations, and our personal experiences on how we find balance in our work
  • Describe the psychophysiology of stress and joy
  • Recognize negativity bias, and harness the power of neuroplasticity
  • Identify your own Universal Needs and evaluate your Circle of Courage
  • Demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional awareness practices to help guide you in creating an intentional, individualized plan to build resilience daily

Included with enrollment:

  • Guidebook
  • CEs
  • Lunch

Eastern Time
Date: 07/23/2020
Start Time: 08:30 am
End Time: 04:30 pm
Instructor : Erin Reed
Location: Macomb ISD Education Service Center
Address: 44001 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038
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