Self-Care: Don't Forget to Breathe

Self-Care: Don't Forget to Breathe

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Description:

Stress. Burnout. Turnover. Staff working in human services are often over-worked and underpaid. The work is hard. The stories are overwhelming. As individuals engaged in personally and professionally challenging work, we must care for ourselves so that we are better able to care for others. This unit offers strategies for staff self-care and creating healthy working environments. You will learn what self-care is and is not; how awareness, balance, and connection contribute to self-care; signs of secondary trauma; ways to balance action with mindfulness; and relate care for ourselves to connections with others. 

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Make the connection between staff turnover, burnout, and vicarious trauma
  • Discuss ways individuals can prevent burnout
  • Discuss ways to develop healthy working environments

Meet the authors:

  • Ken Kraybill
  • Sam Johnston

Module facts:

  • Estimated length: 1 hour
  • Subject: Self-care
  • CE credit: 1 hour
  • Course type: Self-paced module
  • Covered topics: self-care, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Self-care: Part One
  • Self-care: Quiz 1
  • Watch Playing for Change, One Love
  • Watch: Playing for Change, Stand by Me
  • Self-care: Part Two
  • Self-Care: Feedback

About this module

Viewing this module:

Please ensure your viewing computer complies with the following recommendation:

  • Flash Player v.10 or higher. Flash Player is free to download at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

Description:

Stress. Burnout. Turnover. Staff working in human services are often over-worked and underpaid. The work is hard. The stories are overwhelming. As individuals engaged in personally and professionally challenging work, we must care for ourselves so that we are better able to care for others. This unit offers strategies for staff self-care and creating healthy working environments. You will learn what self-care is and is not; how awareness, balance, and connection contribute to self-care; signs of secondary trauma; ways to balance action with mindfulness; and relate care for ourselves to connections with others. 

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Make the connection between staff turnover, burnout, and vicarious trauma
  • Discuss ways individuals can prevent burnout
  • Discuss ways to develop healthy working environments

Meet the authors:

  • Ken Kraybill
  • Sam Johnston

Module facts:

  • Estimated length: 1 hour
  • Subject: Self-care
  • CE credit: 1 hour
  • Course type: Self-paced module
  • Covered topics: self-care, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Self-care: Part One
  • Self-care: Quiz 1
  • Watch Playing for Change, One Love
  • Watch: Playing for Change, Stand by Me
  • Self-care: Part Two
  • Self-Care: Feedback