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The Self-Care Vow: Embodying Wellbeing in the Face of Burnout and Stress Weekend of April 21-23, 2017

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“Caring for self, others, community, nation, and world takes a toll on our personal resources,” says Michael Sapiro. “Continuously sacrificing our own needs leads to stress and burnout. While stress destroys the body, burnout extinguishes the flames of the soul. Our bodhisattva vows – our passion toward service – come with the stipulation that our well-being must be included in our service. However, this inherent warning of burnout generally goes unnoticed by those of us who see others’ well-being as more important than our own. This sacrifice is not necessarily generous, and in fact it’s dangerous. Compassion fatigue, emotional exhaustion, de-personalization of those we serve, and dissatisfaction in our work are some of the consequences of burnout and poor self-care. What keeps us from self-love? From including our own health in the realm of service we so gladly offer to others? During this workshop, we’ll use meditation, self-reflection activities on values and needs, lectures, and experiential activities, we will explore the necessary tools of self-care that keep us grounded, connected, vibrant, and engaged in our work and lives.”
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;
CE credit pending for psychologists;

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