Stress Management and Burnout Prevention for Instructors, Students, and Helping Professionals
Let’s face it, working in helping professions and educational environments can be extremely stressful, and can lead to severe burnout. Some examples of related distress can be: severely challenged clients in acute crisis, experiencing vicarious trauma, fears of enduring airborne viruses and the evolving impact that comes with them, addressing changing administrative/staffing issues like absenteeism, turnover, or elevated fund-raising goals. Other stressors can arise such as financial challenges, balancing one’s personal well-being and one’s family life needs with daily educational and workplace demands. These are just a handful of the issues that if unattended, can lead to overwork, too many sick days, burnout, and/or position termination.
This presentation is designed to effectively teach awareness and skills to prevent and manage distress and burnout. Participants will leave this workshop ready to use new skills to effectively respond to stressful day-to-day challenges and crises.
Learning Objectives for Participants:
- Distinguish the difference between healthy stress and distress.
- Identify the difference between external stress and personal stress.
- Explore the difference between burnout and stress/distress.
- Recognize one’s own challenges and causes of distress, and to what extent it affects one’s life.
- Develop an awareness of one’s own physiological distress signals, and related reactions when feeling burned out.
- Develop the awareness and skills needed to effectively recover from distress, and
to prevent it from becoming burnout.
- Learn sound, effective, and practical techniques that boost energy, and prevent
distress & burnout throughout one’s life.
Time Frame: This workshop can be taught in 3 hours.