Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
A course to help you identify, prevent and recover from compassion fatigue, through good practices in self care.
If you are someone who is involved in humanitarian work, volunteering for a charity or NGO, in aid or relief work, or, if you work in one of the caring professions, or in any kind of pastoral role or ministry, you no doubt have many one-off encounters with people who are experiencing difficult and sometimes traumatic life circumstances.
Left unchecked, the cumulative effect of such encounters can lead to compassion fatigue, vicarious/secondary trauma, and burnout.
At Redcliffe College, we believe passionately in the wellbeing of workers and volunteers, and want to provide accessible and practical training to help you process your experiences. We have produced this online course to meet this need.
The course consists of four 30-minute sessions.
Session 1: Stress
Session One is about Stress – understanding the various kinds of stress; understanding and recognising symptoms in yourself and others; the opportunity to do a stress self-assessment.
Session 2: Compassion Fatigue
Session Two is about Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma – recognising and preventing it, and a short case study.
Session 3: Burnout
Session Three looks at Burnout – how to recognise, prevent, and recover from burnout; includes a self-assessment burnout inventory.
Session 4: Self Care
- Lectures 7
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 6
- Assessments Yes