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Online Self-Compassion for Health Professionals (6 weeks)

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This short course is an adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion program which consist of easy tools to reduce stress in the workplace.

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Online Self-Compassion for Health Care Professionals (6-week)

An Adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion

Increasingly we are aware that Health Care Professionals in the workplace, are vulnerable to stress burnout and empathy-compassion fatigue due to an emotionally demanding environment. Self-compassion for Health Professionals is a short new program which aims to teach powerful practices to promote resilience, to reduce stress and burnout in the workplace.

Health professionals focus on others who need help to deal with mental or physical illness, who work in challenging circumstances, working long hours and are often under-resourced. They do not necessarily have the time or ability to process the difficult emotions that arise in response to caring for people who are suffering, who may be traumatised or in pain, and where, in addition, there may be a need to navigate complex organisations. Developing self-compassion means that we protect and support ourselves: we acquire an attitude of goodwill so we can skilfully attend to our self, when times are tough, to function and carry on in a competent, effective manner while being compassionate.

The new Self-Compassion for Health Professionals is an adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion, designed for busy people, who may have time constraints, and yet wants to learn ways to build their emotional resources. Self-Compassion teaches practices, to respond to difficult moments with kindness, understanding as well as resilience. The practices included in this program are simple, quick and easy, that you can use anywhere, anytime, when you need them. In this new program there are some additional tools to promote mindfulness and to strengthen engagement in the workplace The program was developed by Chris Germer and Kristen Neff, Krista Gregory, Natalie Bell, Phoebe Long and Marissa Knox.

This program is suitable for health professionals who wish to begin to use self-compassion in their work as well as others who have previously attended a mindfulness or self-compassion program who wish to refresh or deepen their practice as well as learn additional quick simple tools to use in the moment to ease stress and promote resilience.

In this brilliant new program, you will be presented with evidenced-based strategies to manage stress, anxiety,  burnout as well as powerful micro self-care practices, to refresh and revitalise your professional work. The Self-Compassion for health worker program is empirically validated (Krista Gregory, 2019).  Research conducted in 2019 shows that this short course program leads to a reduction in stress, depression, secondary traumatic stress and burnout, as well as an increase in compassion, mindfulness, and job satisfaction in healthcare workers (Krista Gregory).

Targeting Health and Helping Professionals This Self-Compassion training program is targeted at professionals who focus on providing a service to others and would like to feel more calm, vibrant and compassionate from the inside out.  As professionals, we know the power of compassion.  We use it every day when we care for others. It contains what we all yearn for… feelings of acceptance, comfort, kindness and love. But what would happen if we turn this power onto ourselves?

Training objectives

After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to:       

  •   Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life     
  • Become more aware and able to attend skilfully to your needs and the needs of others     
  • Act on core values and intention     
  • Motivate yourself and others with encouragement rather than harsh self-criticism     
  • Handle difficult emotions with resilience     
  • Manage stress and burnout     
  • Teach simple self-compassion practices

Program content

Session 1: What is Self-Compassion and Three Exercises

Session 2: Practicing Self-Compassion and Mindfulness with Four  Informal Practices

Session 3: Discovering Your Compassionate Voice and Motivating Yourself with Compassion

Session 4: Self-Compassion and Resilience with Three Strategies for Meeting Difficult Emotions

Session 5: Self-Compassion and Burnout with an Informal Practice on Compassion with Equanimity

Session 6: Making it Count: Exploring Core Values and Setting an intention with Informal Practices 

Continued Professional Development(CPD) A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate providing 10 hours will be given to everyone.

Who is it for The program is targeting health professional (psychologists, social workers, nurses, medical practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellor). However, other helping professionals would also find it very helpful, who are working in the educational, legal, welfare, emergency, wellness, business, defence or environmental sectors such as school teachers, lawyers, mindfulness/yoga teachers, coaches, managers, students and so on.

This Mindful Self-Compassion program is endorsed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and promoted on the Australian Psychological Society (APS) on the calendar of events.

For more information please email marie@bloomfieldpsychology.com.au

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