BrainTrust Canada hosts compassion fatigue workshop

Compassion fatigue is a depletion in emotional and physical energy over time when caring for others.

BrainTrust Canada

BrainTrust Canada is hosting a Compassion Fatigue workshop on Saturday November 5th at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre in Kelowna.

Sponsored by the City of Kelowna, this workshop is appropriate for anyone caring for or helping others through their profession or personally.

Compassion fatigue is a depletion in emotional and physical energy over time when caring for others and can lessen one’s ability to have empathy and compassion. Sufferers can exhibit symptoms such as stress and anxiety, negativity and even hopelessness which can affect the caregiver and the individual they are caring for.

Speaker Michael Douglas (MSW; ID) has 40 years’ experience in the human service field, including teaching in the Human Service Work diploma at Okanagan College for many years. He is certified as a trainer in compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma from the Compassion Fatigue Training Institute in Kingston, Ontario.

Douglas will combine humor, stories, and audience participation to create learning experiences that inspire and empower people to make changes toward a more rewarding and less stressful work and home life.

The workshop is $40 and includes lunch — early registration is required and available at www.braintrustcanada.com.

BrainTrust Canada is an Okanagan-based organization providing direct services for individuals living with the outcomes of acquired brain injury, family support programs and education.  For more information on BrainTrust Canada visit www.braintrustcanada.com.

For more information contact Magda Kapp at mkapp@braintrustcanada.com.