Understanding Individual and Collective Resiliency…
The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. The workshop presents a framework to inform helpers for assisting people to work toward regulating and resolving the impact of trauma. We explore key principles and strategies that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents and adults. Participants will be given an opportunity to understand their own response as helpers to working with trauma and how to be better equipped to continue their work in responding to trauma.
Experiencing compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma or burnout is, unfortunately, a common occurrence among caregivers. In this workshop, participants will identify the causes, signs and symptoms of stress and also measure their own current level of stress and burnout. Several techniques and interventions to decrease stress will also be demonstrated, practiced and discussed. It is extremely important for caregivers to remember to take care of themselves in order to best serve their clients; this workshop will assist participants in strengthening their own self-care awareness.
Unmanaged stress can lead to unproductive patterns in both our work and personal environments. Left unaddressed, stress will eventually render people ineffective in their roles. It is thus important to take time to periodically assess the level of stress in our lives and move towards relieving the causes and symptoms of stress. This workshop helps identify behaviour patterns that may cause stress and offers practical approaches, exercises and tips to managing stress. Coping skills are taught for assisting people in effectively dealing with the demands and pressures they face.