Understanding Compassion Fatigue & Building Resilience 27th February 2020

Learn new tools to relax

Workshop: Understanding Compassion Fatigue & Building Resilience

Location: Education Centre Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6.

Date: Thursday 27th February

Time: 9.00-4.00 – lunch included. Socks and comfortable clothing advised for relaxation practices.

Working in busy caregiving roles can be stressful for everyone at times and minding ourselves is becoming more and more important these days. Symptoms of stress can include an on-going feeling of exhaustion, irritability, feeling isolated, sleeplessness, anxious etc. This workshop is a deeply relaxing, hands-on day to learn about greater self-care and optimum stress management. You will learn tools to handle unhealthy symptoms of fatigue to help you thrive in your work and personal life. The workshop includes a number of body wellness practices which can be used for stress reduction on-the-go.

Over 90% of past participants would either “recommend” or “strongly recommend” this training to colleagues working in caring roles.

Topics include

  • Defining how compassion fatigue feels to you
  • Its causes and typical symptoms experienced by caregivers
  • Ascertaining an accurate picture of your current stress levels
  • Understanding how stress may manifest itself in your personal and professional life
  • Healthy boundaries and switching off from work
  • Creating your own personal care plan for your life and work.

The workshop includes experiencing very relaxing body wellness techniques plus a range of useful take home tools.


“Really enjoyed the day – would like a longer course – excellent presenter and facilitators, I suggest this should be part of mandatory training for all staff” CNM

“I want to practice this on the ward and speak the good news” Staff Nurse

“I learned to be more self-aware and ways to help myself” Care Assistant

“It was good to hear that other people are experiencing the same feelings as me and that I’m not alone.” Care Assistant

“I am nursing 30 years and this is the first course that was available for us the carers. Every nurse should be encouraged to attend” Staff Nurse, Limerick

Lunch, snack, teas and coffees and refreshments all provided. Complimentary online relaxation follow up.

Cost: €90 Early bird until 10th February and thereafter €125.

Full payment guarantees a place on this programme. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information please email: karen@selfcareforcarers.ie