Caring for Yourself and Your Employees – A Great Business Plan*
Held in partnership with the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation
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Who is caring for the caregiver? Every day, you and your staff focus your attention on working with clients and raising the level of our communities. The work is rewarding but also emotionally and physically demanding. But who is caring for the caregivers? Ignoring your own and your employees’ potential for mental, emotional and physical fatigue, stress related illness, depression and anxiety, can lead to employee “burnout,” turnover, and poor customer service. The cost to an agency is high in terms of human and financial resources.
All sessions will be held from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at theCommunity Education Center at Mary Immaculate Hospital.
January 11, 2019 – Introductory Session – Please join us to gain an understanding of the difference between employee burn out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and how to promote a healthy work environment. Please bring a member of your staff whom you think would foster the concepts and the techniques which would promote self-care on the job.
February 8 – Body Session: Optimize Well Being from the Inside Out – Participants will be led through a detailed examination of the body in a way that connects elements of the mind and spirit. Participants will learn about physical fitness, nourishment, energy and vitality and defense and repair; and learn how to analyze the condition of his/her own body in the context of well being, quality of life, and overall health.
March 8 – Being Emotionally Centered – Part of self-care as a compassionate provider is to ensure that you are taking care of yourself and your relationships. This workshop will give you tips on how to keep emotionally balanced with realistic expectations and finding fulfillment in your work.
April 5 – Being Spiritually Centered for Personal Reflection Time – In this busy world, we often put self-reflection on the back burner, yet this is a key component to life and work satisfaction. This workshop will look at ways for you to take time to connect with your priorities and dreams through mindfulness, meditation and purposefully living every day.
May 3 – Putting it All Together – This session will include a panel of local nonprofit leaders who have successfully incorporated these techniques into the workplace. There will also be time for group discussion to help formulate your own Body, Mind, Spirit Care Plan in the workplace.
August 16 – Celebration and Networking – Join us to celebrate the mind, body, spirit transformation! We hope to hear from some of you as to how you have been able to incorporate what you have learned, challenges and triumphs in doing so, and overall celebration of you as we all get ready for a new year of helping others!
Ellen Williams, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Center for Child & Family Services
Caroline Fornshell MS, RDN, CDE, NASM-CPT, Masters of Science, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Certified Diabetic Educator, Certified Personal Trainer; Owner, L Well