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Political Stress & Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for Helping Professionals

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Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC

Enhancing Personal & Relationship Change for the Socially Conscious

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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- Every time this workshop has been offered it has sold out -
3/24/17 1-4:30pm and 5/20 9-1230pm

Addressing Stress, Burn-out & Compassion Fatigue in these social-political times:
For many of us in the helping professions, the current social-political climate has sparked shock, fear, worry, anxiety, and anger for ourselves and for our clients and patients. Doing the work that we do, and within these social-political realities, can increase our propensity for stress, burn-out, vicarious trauma, compassion and oppression fatigue.

This workshop is an opportunity for socially conscious mental health, medical and social service providers, and other related helpers, to join together to create a safe and confidential space to: talk about the impact of the current political climate, assess our own burn-out, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue challenges, assess our personal and professional self-care patterns, and learn new strategies and proven methods to care for ourselves - personally and professionally.

I. share with each other the personal and professional impact of the current political climate:

- share our thoughts and feelings about the current social-political climate

- share how the concepts of justice, equality, privilege and oppression, and oppression fatigue are factors in our personal & professional lives

- speak to how our clients' and patients' varied reactions impact us professionally and personally

II. understand and identify burn-out and compassion fatigue:

- understand the similarities and differences between the concepts of compassion fatigue, trauma grief, vicarious trauma, stress, primary and secondary trauma, and burn-out

- understand the real dangers of compassion fatigue

- explore the many ways that these issues inevitably impact us as caregivers in the social service, mental health and related helping professions

- understand the psycho-physical impacts that stress, primary and secondary trauma, and oppression have on our mind, body, and emotions

III. assess our personal and professional self-care patterns and learn new strategies:

- assess our personal and professional self-care

- learn proven methods and assessment tools to identify and heal professional burnout and compassion fatigue

- learn and share concrete self care and stress reducing ideas and strategies to increase our emotional and physical balance, epecially when we are feeling worried, anxious or overwhelmed

- explore how to implement and sustain these strategies personally and professionally: for ourselves in our eveyday lives and when we are in therapy sessions, and how to teach these strategies to our clients

- Develop "My Personal & Professional Self-Care Plans". These plans are specifically geared towards folks in the helping professionals

CEU forms to submit to your boards for CEUs will be available. (Typically 3 to 3.5 CEUs have been granted.)

Registration: Space is limited. You must be registered through this Eventbrite site to attend and to hold your spot.
Fee: $65/person Pay all now or pay 50% now.
Two ways to pay:
(1) Register & pay at the Eventbrite site. (Eventbrite will add on their fees.)
(2) To avoid the Eventbrite fees, contact Irene for the Eventbrite registration coupon code. To hold your spot you will need to send a check for full payment directly to Irene.
(3) If you need an adjusted fee, contact Irene to make alternate payment arrangements. A deposit is required to hold your spot.

General points about the workshop content and format:

1. In this workshop, our diversity, in all of its forms, is nurtured, valued and celebrated; including, though not limited, to sexual, affectional, gender, spiritual, racial, class, age, educational, employment, size, ability and familial diversity. People who can join in this intention are welcome.

2. It is especially helpful if participants already have some understanding of their own privilege or are open to learning more about it.

3. This workshop will incorporate lecture, group discussion, personal reflection time, and (optional) personal sharing. Folders with hand-outs, worksheets and a bibliography, as well as healthy snacks, water, tea and coffee, will be provided.

Facilitated by: Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Trainining LLC

Irene has 29+ years as a therapist, wellness and relationship coach, community organizer, and educator. She is the Chair of the MN LGBTQ Therapists Network, a psychological first-aid street medic trainer with North Star Health Collective, provides professional mental health consultation and training, has completed the certification training in compassion fatigue, and is a past member of the steering committee for MN Women in Psychology.

Similar Workshops & Groups offered by Irene:
For more information: www.irenegreene.com OR irene@irenegreene.com

"Self-Care & Connection for These Next Four Years: Political Trauma Stress" for LGBTQ+ Folks. 4/29/17. $25. Come together with like-minded folks to safely share the various reactions (i.e., anger, fear, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, renewed strength and unity, etc.) to the election process and anticipation of the next four years. Understand the psycho-physical impacts that stress, trauma and oppression fatigue have on our minds, bodies and emotions and our personal relationships. Share and learn how to more effectively manage the stress. Learn 14 free concrete self-care and wellness strategies. No one turned away for inability to pay.

"LGBTQ+ Relationship Workshop: Balancing Each of Our Needs" 10/28/17; 9-430pm contact irene@irenegreene.com

2017 14 week SUPPORT GROUPS for Women offered by Irene 2 times/year.
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$50/session. Some sliding fee slots. Contact me for more info and to get on the waiting list for the next groups
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