2-day workshop covering self-care and wellbeing, personal and professional development, and career management. (12 CPD Credits)
Dates: 19th & 20th August 2015
Location: IMI Conference Centre, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16.
Cost: €225.00 (inclusive of tea/coffee breaks, lunch & handouts.)
“I have always been better at caring for and looking after others than I have been at caring for myself. But in these later years, I have made progress.” (Carl Rogers)
As a professional caregiver and helper you are tasked with managing a high value complex system – you! Working as a mental health professional you need to be mindful of what wellbeing and self-care means for you. It is multi-dimensional and demands more than what other occupations do.
“Too often, we therapists neglect our personal relationships. Our work becomes our life. At the end of our workday, having given so much of ourselves, we feel drained of desire for more relationship.” (Irvin D. Yalom)
Working with emotionally demanding situations can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. Constant exposure to dealing with the pain and suffering of others can lead to vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout.
- The cycle of caring
- Identifying the warning signs of campassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout
- Transference & counter-transference
- Codependency & self-care
- Dealing with death
- Working with trauma
- Building resilience
- Personal & professional development needs
- Models of personal and professional evaluation
We are human, not super-human. We experience stress and have needs just like our clients do. Even the greats like Rogers and Yalom were aware of their shortcomings in attending to their own needs.
For further Information & booking form: (see PDF attachment)
Contact: Paul Kelly
m: 087 250 9994 t: 01 496 3440