Whether you are suffering from or experiencing the stages of professional burnout or whether you are overly empathetic and feel you are fatiguing and burning out from your continual role as a healthcare provider or other professional who cares for people on a daily basis, this 2 day course in the beautiful Canadian rocky mountains is for you.
Shelly is a physical therapist and yoga therapist that is dedicated to educating, inspiring and empowering people to create and sustain overall health and well-being, including those living with pain and recovering from injury AND those who care for them. Shelly has over 21 years of experience in the integration of yoga into healthcare and offers continuing education courses and speaks at medical, wellness and yoga therapy conferences worldwide.
This course is designed to be informative, inspiring and educational as well as offer you tools and direct experience with self-care activities informed by yoga practices and philosophies. Many of the practices and information can be integrated immediately into the clinical setting and into your own home self-practice.
This course is highly sought after and one of Shelly’s most popular and requested courses.
There are only 16 spaces and this course will likely sell out.
It is advised to register early to secure your space:
- Define burnout (BO) and empathic distress (ED), particularly as it relates to the health care practitioner.
- Discuss what compassion science is saying surrounding the myth of ‘Compassion Fatigue’
- Outline 2 models of burnout including risk factors, warning signs, stages and characteristics.
- Compare compassion satisfaction vs ‘compassion fatigue’ or empathic distress.
- Discuss the ways in which practicing yoga may help prevent and manage symptoms of BO and ED and help promote longevity and vitality in work-life balance. Includes defining yoga, outlining 8 limbs of yoga, and using a pancha maya kosha approach.
- Discuss how we can continue to provide compassionate and empathetic care for our patients, at the same time reducing risk of BO + ED by using yoga methods and philosophy.
- Briefly discuss how integrating a yoga approach into your current patient treatments may help improve compassion satisfaction and empathy, optimize quality of care for our clients, and help prevent BO + ED.
- Learn a variety of immediate techniques and practical tips to integrate into your daily routine at your workplace and at home. A list of resources is included.
- Participate in experiential yoga practices that include meditation and mindfulness techniques, pranayama (breath practices), asana (physical poses), and other movement integrated with yoga philosophy to address components of self care that can help inspire you on your path to restore balance, vitality, peace, and reconnection to your authentic self and purpose.