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Vicarious Trauma, Burnout, Compassion Fatigue for Helping Professionals

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Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training

The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Moral Injury for Socially Conscious Helping Professionals: Going Beyond Self-Care

Empathetically assisting others through their stress, pain, trauma and suffering is central to much of the work of helping professionals. This caring makes burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion and empathy fatigue all too common "occupational hazards" for social service, mental health, medical and educational service providers. Additionally, too often, this pain and suffering is caused by other humans or systemic oppression and injustice - which add moral injury and trauma grief to our compassion fatigue.

As socially conscious helpers doing this challenging work while also existing within these current social-political realities, our propensity for our own Political Trauma Stress Anxiety and Oppression Fatigue is magnified.

Learn the differences between vicarious trauma, compassion and empathy fatigue, oppression fatigue, and moral injury. How are they occupational hazards?

What does brain science teach us about how to not be stressed out by our stressors?

Do assessments of your own susceptibility to burnout and compassion fatigue and your symptoms.

How does our savior complex perpetuate burnout?

Learn sustainable concrete personal and professional self-care & work-life-YOU balance strategies to build resilience.

What can workplaces do to create a healthier wellness environment?

~ Learn 5 proactive strategies that your workplace and you can incorporate to reduce burnout and increase resiliency

~ Learn 6 proven steps to healing and recovery from burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue

~ Review and assess your current work and home self-care habits and add proven strategies to make meaningful wellness changes.

Create your own personal and professional Sustainable Self-care and Wellness Plan. (These ideas and methods are specifically geared towards helping professionals.)

Facilitated by Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC (More information below.)

Date: Mon., 10.5.20 at 830a - noon

CEUs: Depending on your profession, you may be able to receive CEUs. CEU forms to submit to your boards will be available. (Typically, 4 CEUs have been granted to participants. Check with your board to confirm your board's particular requirements for topic acceptance, CEU allotment for workshop hours provided, etc.)

Space is limited
Fee for this 3.5-hour training: Early bird: $195 up to 3 weeks before. Regular fee: $215/person. Contact me for information about a reduced rate for students, retirees, etc. 15% discount for three or more people who register together. Discount code: Workshop15

General points about this training:

(1) In this training (as in all of Irene's workshops and trainings), our diversity is nurtured, valued and celebrated; including, though not limited to, our sexual, affectional, gender, spiritual, racial, class, age, educational, employment, size, ability and familial differences.

This training is a non-racist, queer-affirming and sex-positive space.

(2) This workshop will incorporate lecture, story-telling, group discussion, personal reflection time, and (optional) personal sharing. Provided: folders with hand-outs, worksheets, lengthy resource bibliography, a wellness gift, as well as healthy snacks. We will take two short breaks during our time together. Please bring a lunch.

(3) Over the past years Irene has provided this training, and versions of this workshop theme, dozens of times and to a variety of audiences, e.g., social service providers, medical providers, mental health providers, spiritual directors, body workers, educators, advocates, volunteers, community members, and social justice organizers.

(4) Contact Irene if your organization or agency is interested in hosting a similar training by Irene. She will tailor the workshop to the unique needs and dynamics of your staff and populations served.

Facilitator: Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training LLC

Irene has 29+ years as a therapist, positive psychology and relationship coach, activist, and educator. She is the Chair of the MN LGBTQ+ Therapists Network, an educator in compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious trauma and stress; and resiliency, oppression fatigue and anti-racism allyship. She facilitates a sexual abuse survivor support group and a helping professionals work-life balance support group and is a LGBTQIPA2S+ relationship coach. Irene also facilitates a support group for Twin Cities Executive Directors (EDs) of LGBTQ+, HIV-AIDS & Social Justice nonprofits. Irene is a past member of the board for MN Women in Psychology and the first Director of the UM-Twin Cities Aurora Sexual Violence Program. Irene's private practice and home are in Minneapolis.


Other Offerings by Irene Greene:

14-Week Coaching Skills & Support Groups:

"Beyond Self-Care & Work-Life Balance: Vicarious Trauma, Stress, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue for Socially Conscious Helping Professionals Support & Skills Group" - currently Monday afternoons

"Sexual Abuse Survivors Support & Skills Groups" - Wednesdays, 430-545pm

"Coming Out Later in Life Group" - currently Friday afternoons

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Irene Greene MSED / Greene Growth & Training

The Well: Healing Arts Center

2100 First Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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