Nourish, Nurture, & Renew: A Roadmap from Burnout to Self-Care
All of us in the helping professions are vulnerable to being overwhelmed with the challenges and pain our clients and patients face. This is particularly true during the extraordinary time of COVID-19. In our commitment to helping others, we often overlook the toll it takes on our own lives. Some of the consequences of becoming overwhelmed include exhaustion, less effectiveness, depression, impacted quality of life and burnout. This workshop, designed for social workers and nurses, addresses compassion fatigue and burnout and developing a plan of self-care.
This free workshop is based on evidence-based, peer-reviewed research that indicates that expressive writing has been successful as a therapeutic tool for improved health and well-being and general functioning.
It will be an online, live, interactive workshop and continuing education credits will be offered.
Who: Social Workers and Nurses treating oncology patients. Healthcare providers treating similar patient issues will be welcome if there is room in the course. The course will host a maximum of 20 participants.
When: See specific session information in right-hand side bar
All confirmed participants seeking continuing education credits must commit to and participate in all six (6) sessions.
If you cannot make this session but would like to be notified when this program is offered again, please sign up here and choose this program as one for which you’d like to receive updates.
Course content level: all levels
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe 5 journal techniques useful for stress management.
- Identify 3 ways to nurture self-care through expressive writing.
- Discuss 2 journal strategies to address professional burnout.
- List 3 or more reasons why expressive writing supports the healing process.
- Create a plan for self-care to implement during the 6 weeks following this workshop.
- Offer/explain journal writing to patient/survivors and caregiver populations as a therapeutic intervention.
Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, CJT
FS Consulting, PLLC
Continuing education information:
Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 12 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886838662-8422) for 12 continuing education contact hours.
Cactus Cancer Society (formerly Lacuna Loft) and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Other important information:
A computer with a camera and the capability to interact via audio is required. We recommend that participants engage in a private space with minimal surrounding noise or distractions.
All participants must commit to participating in all 12 hours of this interactive workshop. Partial continuing education credit will not be given. (Participants may not drop in and out.)
**This is part of a structured journal writing program. Nothing in this program constitutes psychotherapy, nor does it establish a therapist-client relationship.**