Trauma Exposure & Compassion Fatigue: Building Resiliency & Self-Care Seattle, WA
Presented By:Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition
CEUs/Clock Hours:Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
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9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Seattle, WA, 98144
map | directions
- Get onto Interstate-90
- Take the Rainier Avenue South exit
- At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Rainier Avenue South
- Turn left onto South Massachusetts Street
- Turn right onto 24th Avenue South
- The building is several blocks down, just past South Hill Street
Coalition Member Organization:
$100 per participant [for 1-5 staff from member organization]
$90 per participant [6 or more staff from member organization]
$149 per participant
Lunch will be on your own.
At the center of this workshop is the assertion that everyone has the power to positively influence their own experience no matter what the context. In addition to providing you with a thorough understanding of trauma exposure response, this workshop explores perspectives and strategies that can empower you to actively improve your own day-to-day experience.
You will be introduced to new concepts, brought through a process of self-reflection, and invited to challenge your assumptions about what is and is not possible for you while working in an emotionally charged environment. You will leave understanding what you can do right now, in specific behavioral terms, to develop resiliency so you can do your work sustainably. You will practice so you can begin developing new behaviors and applying new skills as well as sketch out a long-term self-care plan for sustained well-being.
- Understand the symptoms and signs of trauma exposure response and compassion fatigue
- Understand the concept of Locus of Control and be able to distinguish between internal locus and external locus
- Learn the difference between the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system
- Cultivate a non-anxious presence by learning and practicing specific techniques that help move you from an anxious state (in the sympathetic nervous system) to being a non-anxious presence (in the parasympathetic nervous system)
- Understand the Ladder of Inference (as developed by Chris Argyris) as a way of understanding one’s own interpretive lens
- Learn the Interpersonal Gap model and practice leading with intention
- Learn a technique for understanding upsets so they can be interrupted and you can address them more effectively
- Practice self-validation
- Create a plan for meaningful and sustained self-care
(This workshop has been designed for all levels of staff.)