Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care


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Shay Ayers

I work with a lot of Refugees, and I do find their stories heart breaking.

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I look forward to gaining practical suggestions about how to prevent and deal with compassion fatigue.

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Jane Larush

All our work is with immigrants and refugees.

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Krista Schwabl

I utilize meditation and mindfulness strategies, as well as reiki, to help me cope, but I am always open to something new.

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I have been teaching adult immigrants for many years. What's important for me to sustain
effectiveness in my position, is to separate my career from my private life. My personal life
allows me to renew, refresh and revitalize so I can bring back a positive attitude,energy and enthusiasm into the class. And recharging means good sleep, diet, exercise, meditation and yoga on a regular basis. It's really quite simple, but amazingly effective for all aspects of one's life.

Shelagh Lenon

Thank you for your comments & reflections everyone! I look forward to "seeing" you all in today's webinar.

Compassion fatigue refers to the profound emotional and physical exhaustion that helping professionals can develop over the course of their career. This professional development webinar covers signs, symptoms, and causes of compassion fatigue and provides solutions for wellness.

By the end of this 60 minute webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe and identify the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue experienced by ELL practitioners
  • Describe examples of self-care strategies and solutions for dealing with compassion fatigue

This webinar is part of a professional development series designed to strengthen the teaching skills of ELL instructors and volunteer tutors who work with refugee learners. Visit the ELL Training Network for more information.

Please complete the Professional Quality of LIfe Scale (ProQOL5) before the webinar:

Presenter: Lindsey Fiebig
Lindsey has been a counsellor at Bow Valley College since 2006. She has a Masters of Science with a specialization in Counselling Psychology. She is a provisional psychologist and has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In her role as counsellor, Lindsey creates warm, inclusive, and welcoming environments that support wellness and growth. 


Webinar Dates: 
Tue, June 20, 2017 - 12:00 - 13:00 MDT