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10:00am – 11:00am | Self Care & Burnout Prevention

When Helping Hurts: How to Rediscover Your Purpose During Burnout

Helping and caring for others hurts. As Charles Figley said, “The capacity for compassion and empathy seems to be at the core of our ability to do the work and at the core of our ability to be wounded by the work.” Self-care and good boundaries are vital, but by themselves they cannot save us from the wounds of our work. Healing from burnout and compassion fatigue is a multi-faceted approach. In this workshop, you will gain an introductory understanding of the five core compassion fatigue resiliency skills. Then, dive deeper into the core principle of intentionality by re-evaluating your purpose, dreams, and strengths. Not only will you feel re-energized and focused following this workshop, you will also get a better roadmap for how to begin healing from compassion fatigue and burnout.

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Mental Health

Good Enough Self-Care: How Perfectionism Sabotages Self-Care Practices

Although self-care is now a global concept, there is still a challenge in how to effectively implement its practices. As health care providers, and more importantly, as humans, we face a multitude of stressors daily. Therefore, it is crucial that the application of self-care become more tangible. So why is applying self-care tools to our daily lives still so difficult, especially with so many books on the topic detailing examples of exactly what self-care does and does not look like?

In this workshop presentation, Kaitlyn Nicholson, LMFT, will discuss how a practical lifestyle application of self-care strategies demands that we look not just at what self-care consists of, but what prevents us from integrating it into our lives. She will share instructional strategies based on research that challenges us to move beyond all or nothing thinking, shame, unrealistic expectations and fear of failure, towards approaches that are more compassionate, authentic and resilient. Her hope for this workshop, for her colleagues in the helping fields, as well as everyone, is for self-care to be less of an ideal construct and more of a lived reality.

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Self Care & Burnout Prevention

Racial Microaggressions and Strong Black Woman Schema: A Match made for Burnout

This workshop will explore how stress related to racial microaggressions and endorsement of the Strong Black Woman schema may contribute to burnout in Black helping professionals.

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Professional Development

Story-Formed Leadership

Dori loves a good story, and she comes from a long line of storytellers. All of us, whether we realize it or not, have a story to tell. We actually have more than one. Our lives are made up of countless stories. Have you ever sat with your stories – really sat in them? What are the stories that shape how you see yourself, God, others, and the world around you? Even the seemingly smaller stories have much to tell us. When you know your stories, you can also begin to connect with the Story-maker. God has a way of sneaking in through a whisper. But once you hear it, it can change everything. And it just may change how you show up, lean in, and lead others.

Drawing on works from Dan Allendar, Peter Scazzero, Brené Brown, Stephen Covey and Renee Jain, this workshop takes us through the hallways of Franklin Middle School, to the fields of the Philistine army, landing us in our own backyard where many good stories begin. Buckle up and dive deep as we uncover our story-formed leadership.

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