Burnout: Step Two (CE Professional Group Learning Track)

STEP TWO: CONVERSATION WITH OTHERS                                               30 min.

ACT AGREEMENTS AND DIALOGUE

Trust the power of collective wisdom as you engage with others‒ using the lessons from the video as a jumping board for sharing.  Focus on the questions that can best support your role and experience as caregiver.

Befriending Compassion Fatigue Series
Continuing Education
Lesson One: Burnout

ACT Step Two

1. “The up side to behaviors like the Silencing Response is that they act as smoke detectors to warn us of the need for action before the fire of Compassion Fatigue gets out of control. When we use this warning to motivate an investment in extreme self-care and some good trauma therapy we can begin to recover, both for ourselves and those we serve.” –Jan Spillman

2. “It is important to become aware of the times you are truly connected, the times you are listening to the story, the times you are present with the patient.” –Soul & Science Lesson

3. “Our medical model would like to make [compassion fatigue] into some sort of disease, illness, or pathological condition that needs to be fixed, eliminated, or cured in some way. What I have to say is that it is a natural part of the way we are wired to be human.” – Soul & Science Lesson

4. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I was put on earth to offer others.”-Parker Palmer

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