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Building Resilience & Self Care: how to protect yourself from compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma

Strategies for the Frontline: Vicarious Trauma and Self-care

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the connection between vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Outline contributing factors related to experiencing VT
  • Recognise common signs and symptoms of VT
  • Identify three levels of responding to VT and employees wellbeing: Organisational – Interpersonal – Personal
  • Develop a personal stress profile
  • Identify 7 factors to enhance resilience
  • Formulate a personalised self-care plan that includes Mind (meta-cognitive awareness – planning  – monkey mind) – Body (behaviours and physical health) – Emotion (feelings, empathy, compassion and connection) – Meaning (purpose, values and the bigger picture )

This training will be tailored to address particular stressors, situations and circumstances of your team, department or organisation.

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