The Fullest Well: From Fatigue to Fulfillment
Do you consistently work long hours?
Do you consistently experience emotional exhaustion from helping traumatized clients or patients?
Do you minimize any signs of distress, ailment, or illness you experience?
Are you an employer or manager witnessing decreased productivity, increased absences, high turnover and overall low morale amongst your staff?
These are just some of the risk factors that place you and/or your organization at risk for Compassion Fatigue.
The Fullest Well is a long term solution to assist helping professionals and organizations manage compassion fatigue.
The Fullest Well: From Fatigue to Fulfillment is a 3-hour pre-recorded, self-paced online course, and systemic approach to combating Compassion Fatigue and increasing staff retention.
Why Compassion Fatigue?
In over 2 decades of working in the social work and mental health profession, I have experienced compassion fatigue various times throughout my career; I just wasn't aware of what was happening to me. I minimized the signs of emotional exhaustion, irritability, and vicarious traumatization and continued to focus on taking care of my clients. I learned that even the most empathetic person can become so overwhelmed by the chronic stress associated with caregiving that negative attitudes and beliefs can take over. The concept of self-care wasn't introduced to me until I spent a few years working in the field following graduate school. Initially, I treated self-care like a reward instead of a necessity and a human right. After facilitating hundreds of Compassion Fatigue workshops along with my lived experiences, I have discovered that using evidenced based self-care and trauma informed practices including awareness and self-compassion are the most effective remedies for combatting the "common cold" of the helping profession.