Self-Care Workshop

Course Content:   
  1. Why do we care about others? (small group and plenary feedback)
  2. What is Compassion: how it works, how it affects us, how do we nurture it?
  3. Self-compassion.
  4. Why Self-care?
  • Distress
  • Burnout
  • ‘Vicarious traumatization”
  • Impaired professional competence
  1. What is Stress?
  • Personal factors
  • Work factors
  1. Stress Management: What, Why and How
  2. Relaxation techniques and practice session
  3. Self-care questionnaire and personal plan development
Learning outcomes:

By the end of the (half-day) workshop participants will have:

  • Examined and discussed the concepts of caring, compassion and self-care
  • Examined and discussed the nature of stress and anxiety and its impact on the caregiver and client
  • Practised various types of physical relaxation and stress management techniques
  • Considered their current self-care practice and developed a personal plan for self-care moving forward.

Facilitated by Zest