June and September 2018 Did you know that there is a cost to caring? Is your workforce exposed to the suffering, traumatised, sick, dying and vulnerable of our society as a function of their duties? If so, then there is a high chance of them developing compassion fatigue.
Compassion fatigue has been described as “the cost” of caring. It is a normal consequence of working in the helping field. One way to address compassion fatigue is to develop your own early warning system. This system alerts you to signals of stress and distress, it is an effective and practical self-care strategy. Think of your…
Date: November 11 & 12, 10.00am – 4.30pm Venue: The Monastery, 15 Cross Rd, Urrbrae Do you find yourself asking where did the year go? Are you feeling that an opportunity to draw breath is well and truly overdue? Have you longed for some “me” time to reflect and recharge your tired mind, body and spirit?
Those who attend court are not there for particularly joyful reasons. They may be involved in family breakdowns, child abuse, domestic violence or dreadful criminal cases.
In your profession, do you work with people and or animals who are suffering? Or are you someone who is actively engaged in the struggle to stop any further devastation of our beautiful planet? Do you listen to countless stories of abuse, hardship and trauma?Does it often feel as if you are swimming through oceans…
It was National Palliative Care Week recently, and Compassion Fatigue Australia was invited to be a part of this important event. Palliative Care Week, is aimed at raising awareness and understanding for palliative care in the Australian community. I was honoured to speak on the topic of Compassion Fatigue and Resilience at the Palliative Care…
I was recently interviewed by Becca Posterino from Radio 2XXFM in the ACT on Compassion Fatigue. I had a great time. Please enjoy.
I was recently invited to present at a breakfast meeting. My audience was a wonderful group of bright professionals, and our topic of discussion was “Positive Psychology–Positive Leadership.”
I had a great conversation with a wonderful veterinarian recently, who shared with me his thoughts. He wondered whether the fatigue many veterinarians experience may in fact be integrity/moral fatigue and not compassion fatigue. This was a perfect example of one of the many faces of compassion fatigue.
My beautiful cat Major, my constant companion of 16 years passed away suddenly in his sleep three years go. My grief for his passing was so overwhelming, it felt like someone had turned off the sun and everyday was an exercise in endurance.