Compassion Fatigue Workshop

Thursday 2nd May 2024, 10.30am to 12.30pm. As carers we have the best intentions to help other people who are often traumatised and overwhelmed by illness and disease. But there is sometimes a cost (of providing care) to the care provider, which has been described as a deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion that can result from working day to day in an intense caregiving environment – this cost is known as ‘Compassion Fatigue’.

Compassion Fatigue Workshop

  • Thursday 2nd May 2024, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

    As carers we have the best intentions to help other people who are often traumatised and overwhelmed by illness and disease. But there is sometimes a cost (of providing care) to the care provider, which has been described as a deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion that can result from working day to day in an intense caregiving environment – this cost is known as ‘Compassion Fatigue’.

    Compassion Fatigue usually results in a gradual decline in our compassion for the person, or people, we care for and the quality of care provided. As Compassion Fatigue takes hold, carers usually experience an increasing inability to cope / increases in anxiety / anger / sense of hopelessness / depressive symptoms…and others.

    In this workshop, led by psychologist Stephen Pack, participants will;

    • Explore causes of Compassion Fatigue,
    • Develop an understanding of experiences with Compassion Fatigue,
    • Explore strategies to mitigate Compassion Fatigue.

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