Do you provide support to individuals experiencing traumatic circumstances or difficult health needs?
Professionals providing support to others sometimes find it difficult to switch off resulting in what is called ‘secondary traumatic stress’. If not addressed this has been found to result in physical and emotional distress for the professional as well as a decrease in work performance.
What it involves
We have developed a creative self-care course specifically addressing compassion fatigue. Delivered by an emotional support worker this course uses the power of mindful art making to help participants discuss and identify triggers as well as coping mechanisms.
Previous attendees on the course have reported the course allowed them an opportunity to discuss and learn valuable coping skills which have enabled them to do their job better. They left comments such as:
"Having the opportunity to be honest and realistic about trauma"
"Having the time to talk about self-care"
"Thank you for providing the time to reflect"
For further information and to book a place, contact 01706 361 300, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org