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Jan 14 2023


9:00 am - 12:00 pm




In Person

Restorative Self-Care for Sustainable Practice

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Self-care can help prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, but not all forms of “self-care” are restorative and helpful. Sometimes the responsibility of self-care can become an additional burden in difficult times, leading us to choose performative activities that don’t fully address the stress cycle, and become “one more thing” we have to do. As loss and grief continue to arise in our work, it’s more important than ever to have language and skills to recognize when we need to care for ourselves emotionally, tend to our relationship with ourselves, and move back to a state of regulation, safety and connection. In this workshop, participants will learn how to personalize self-care practices, and to distinguish between restorative and performative self-care. We’ll learn to identify ‘stress cycles’ in our personal and professional lives, and examine the link between these cycles and burnout. With reference to self-compassion and boundary practice, we’ll do a deep dive into the real work of caring for ourselves when our job is to care for others.

Workshop Highlights
· Identifying and understanding restorative self-care, burnout and the stress cycle
· Exploring how themes of grief and loss arise in our work
· Supporting yourself and others in sustainable practice
· Practice examples and scenarios.


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