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Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals

Begins 07/23/2020

Track: Elective Course for all Certification Tracks

Prerequisite: Children of Trauma and Resilience (or Children of Trauma) OR Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools (or Trauma-Informed Schools)

Audience: Designed for any helping professional

Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionalsis 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.

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

*If you have taken Children of Trauma prior to January of 2019, this training will have significant overlap with the exception of an introduction to the Circle of Courage. This training also includes some content from Courageous Connections and Courageous Classrooms.


  • 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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