WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
When flying an aircraft the safety instructions are quite clear. In an emergency, if you are travelling with someone who needs care, put your own oxygen mask on first. In the healthcare professions this metaphor is very appropriate. To be effective and stay healthy in our role we need to take care of ourselves first. Self-care in this context is viewed as having two aspects. Firstly, we need to nurture ourselves physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. The second aspect is more challenging but vitally important; for without self-awareness, we are less likely to be able to facilitate meaning, healing and hope in others and are more likely to project our own issues and needs onto those we care for. We are also more likely to develop ‘burnout’ or ‘compassion fatigue’ at great personal cost.
During this seminar, you will discover and learn:
• The needs and responsibilities of health care professionals towards self-care and self-awareness
• What causes stress, compassion fatigue, overload and burnout
• How to diagnose the warning signs of stress and overload
• The danger of lack of self-awareness when working with patients/clients
• The difference between self-nurturing and self-awareness
• How to heal stress, overload, burn out and compassion fatigue
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This seminar is for healthcare professionals, allied care professionals, volunteers of eldercare VWOs, formal and informal caregivers, social workers, counsellors.
Registration closes on 8th September 2017.
Please contact 65098680 for further information.