Training Center — D62 Staff Capacity Building
Compassion is the emotional response one has when perceiving suffering that involves an authentic desire to help. Compassion Fatigue is the profound emotional and physical strain that takes place when helping professionals are unable to refuel and rejuvenate. In this session, we will learn more about signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and tools to prevent it.
Lead Community Navigator
Manager of Positive Youth Development
A Few Coping Strategies:
- Go for a walk
- Lit a candle
- Drink some tea
- Binge watch Netflix
- Incorporate mindfulness when taking a shower/washing dishes by playing music, listening to the water running, smelling the soap, etc.
How to set Healthy Boundaries:
PLEASE is an acronym to help people remember a set of skills that can make emotional regulation easier:
PL- Treat physical illness
E- Balance your eating
A-Avoid mood altering substances
S-Get enough sleep
E- Get regular exercise
There are many digital technologies that can support you on your self care journey.
Apps can be useful tools to manage symptoms, track progress, or even meditate.
Headspace contains a library of over 500 meditations covering a variety of areas: stress, anxiety, self-compassion, and more. There are also workouts to help you relieve tension, yoga exercises and music recommendations to relax your mind and body.
Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, have a better night’s sleep, or boost focus, Calm is on a mission is to make you happier and healthier. The app shows you how to meditate, learn mindful movement, and offers music to help you relax and recenter.
Active Minds — activeminds.org
Self Care Tips — lifehack.org
Self Care Ideas — womansday.com
Best Self Care Tips — erincondren.com
Five Top Tools for Self Care -laurscipullo.com
Tools and Apps for Self Care -workbrighter.co
Homework — Assessment
Before the next training, February 7, 2022, please take a moment to fill out the PROQOL Self Assessment.
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