Whether we serve as medical professionals, parents, educators, clergy, or a member of the human race, from time to time we are called upon to care for others as part of our personal or professional lives. These acts of caring are generally done out of compassion and love and we often don’t recognize the toll they can take on our mental, physical and emotional reserves. Becoming depleted of energy by the act of caring for others is often referred to as compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is a real phenomenon and if not attended to can lead to physical and emotional consequences.

This is why my colleague, Krista Hummer, and I have developed a workshop to share resources for combatting compassion fatigue. Our goal is to share research-based practices for self-care and stress reduction. The class will include mindfulness practices, gentle yoga and breathing exercises, and time for questions and discussion. Participants will receive information to continue their learning and practicing. We believe that you will leave this session feeling energized and motivated to care for yourself in order to increase your capacity to care for others. 

Please join us.

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 5-6:30 PM

300 North Washington St. Ste. 607

Alexandria, VA 22314

$65 for 1 and 1/2 hour session

Presented by:

Meladie Burke, LPC                  Krista Hummer

Care for Caregivers Workshop – June 7