19 & 21 July, 9am to 5pm via Zoom | Eligible for VCF & CCTG subsidy
About the Seminar
“The life I touch for ill or goodwill touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” – Frederic Buechner
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us to change the way we live and work in our daily lives. Many of us are experiencing a wave of losses with those changes: social, economic, physical, emotional and spiritual. The uncertainty regarding the ongoing impact of the pandemic, e.g. health threats, financial hardship and forced isolation, has created high levels of anxiety and distress among formal and informal caregivers. Formal caregivers are feeling imprisoned by the rules and regulations that brought about to contain COVID-19.
Why You Should Attend
As an effective formal caregiver, it is essential to be kind and compassionate to oneself and constantly upgrade your skills in managing self-care and building resilience. Resilience enables formal caregivers to protect against negative experiences they face daily in their lives with patients, clients, residents, own family members, which otherwise can be paralyzing. It is important to maintain the emotional balance during such adversity and reduce the likelihood of falling into a downward spiral, especially under this pandemic.
The focus of this 2-day webinar is to explore how you can move from feeling anxious, exhausted, confined to bouncing forward and finding ways to integrate life with the new “normal” and with greater compassion and self-care.
The webinar will be an interactive one, with a combination of reflective and facilitative practice, sharing theoretical underpinnings, which will be brought alive with personal storytelling and sharing of experiences by the seminar speakers.
During this seminar, you will discover and learn:
- Needs and responsibilities of health care professionals towards self-care and self-awareness.
- How to diagnose the warning signs of stress and burnout.
- Difference between self-nurturing and self-awareness.
- Healing and recovering from burnouts by energizing body, emotions, spirit and mind.
Who Should Attend
This seminar is for healthcare professionals, allied care professionals, volunteers of eldercare VWOs, formal and informal caregivers, social workers, counsellors.
DAY 1: EXPLORING THE PERSONAL IMPACT OF COMPASSIONATE CARE IN CAREGIVING ROLES
- The impact of working with suffering, grief, trauma and bereavement.
- Diagnosing symptoms of stress, overload, compassion fatigue and burnout.
DAY 2: FINDING WAYS TO RESTORE AND MAINTAIN COMPASSIONATE CARE IN CAREGIVING ROLES
- Treatment/healing of symptoms of stress, overload, compassion fatigue, burnout.
- How to use Phronesis or practical wisdom: that of the elders in the community and of the healthcare professional personally.
This experiential and interactive seminar takes participants on a journey of self-discovery and transformation by sharing theoretical frameworks underpinned with evidence-based practical insights and key strategies to manage self-compassion, self-care, and build resilience. Participants will gain insights into their own lives and practices and learn from one another through safe small group sharing.