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  • CHAMPS/CCHN 2017 Outreach and Enrollment Distance Learning Series

    Strengthening Your Compassion Resiliency Toolkit

    August 24, 2017

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    Presented By: Kay Glidden, M.S., Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Trainer and Mindfulness

    Educator, Compassion Resiliency Beth Reynolds-Lewis, B.S., Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Trainer,

    RYT-Certified Yoga Instructor, Compassion Resiliency

  • Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)

    Member Benefits

    • Two seats on the CHAMPS Board of Directors

    • Free access to online CHAMPS Live and Archived Distance Learning Events

    • Two free copies of the 2017-2018 CHAMPS Region VIII Health Center Directory

    • Discounted registration for CHAMPS face-to-face trainings plus opportunities for registration and clinical travel reimbursement

    • Access to the Members Only section of the CHAMPS Website

    • Direct advertising of newly active Job Opportunities Bank (JOB) postings to job seekers

    • And much more

  • Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)

  • 2017 O&E Distance Learning Series

    Upcoming Events

    • Strengthening Your Compassion Resiliency Toolkit– August 24, 2017

    • Preparing for OE5: Addressing Changes in the Marketplace– September 21, 2017

  • Rated ETC Emotional



    This power point is rated good for all of us who do this


    It does have CONTENT that defines EMOTIONAL TRAUMA and unintentionally, it may be triggering for some

    Please take care of yourself during this presentation and feel free at anytime to take a break! Seek out support if needed.

  • Webinar Outline

     Introductions

     Why do we care about CF?

     Brief definitions

     Discussion of Self Assessment

     Signs & Symptoms

     Transforming CF & VT

     Commitment

     Resources

     Questions

  • So What is Compassion FATIGUE (CF) ?

    It is the cost of

    caring for

    others in

    emotional pain.

    Francoise Mathieu, M.Ed. CCC . Compassion Fatigue Solutions Inc.

  • The Compassion Fatigue Workbook

    Available through Amazon and Caversham books

  •  Deeply compromised system

     Ongoing challenges and cutbacks

     Difficult stories

     Losses

     Do more with less

    It is not your fault

  • Vulnerabilities

     Extreme youth and


     Close ID with those

    being assisted

     Long task isolated from

    other workers

     Personal injury

     Recent significant loss

     Concurrent life crisis

    (divorce, illness of family)

     Previous life or work

    related trauma surfacing

    with recurrent symptoms

     Rural aspect

     Introvert

     Coping styles

     Work style/how you view

    your work

     Multiple shifts

    From Françoise Mathieu Excerpt from WWW. Headington

  • Making the

    choice to

    connect the

    BRAIN &


  • Brene Brown Empathy vs. Sympathy (Theresa Wiseman’s Nursing Study)

  • Understanding

    Compassion Fatigue (CF)

    CF refers to the profound emotional and physical exhaustion that caregivers and helping professionals can develop over the course of their career(s)

    Mathieu, Françoise (2012)

    Compassion is a VERB THICH NHAT HANH

  • “The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss

    daily and not be touched by it as unrealistic as

    expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet.”

    Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom 1996

  • Compassion Fatigue (CF)

    “It’s the gradual erosion of all the

    things that keep us connected to

    others in our caregiver role,

    empathy, hope and compassion.” (Becoming short tempered, feeling guilt or resentment at the never-ending demands of our time.)

    From: Françoise Mathieu

  • Compassion

    Fatigue Vicarious



    Primary Trauma

    From Françoise Mathieu



  • Physical Signs of Compassion Fatigue

    • Muscle tension/pain

    • Elevated blood sugars

    • Weight gain or loss

    • Hypochondria

    • Sleeping too much or too little

    • Shoving stress down the body (gut issues)

    • Back, shoulder, neck pain

    • Hives, Shingles

    • Blood Pressure

  • Behavioral Signs and Symptoms

    Increased use of

    alcohol and


    Anger and


    Avoidance of

    patients &/or


    Absenteeism Impaired ability to

    make decisions

    Problems in



    Attrition Compromised

    care for patients Forgetfulness

    Mathieu, Françoise (2012)

  • Psychological Signs and Symptoms

    • Dark humor or becoming sarcastic

    • Finding less joy in your work

    • Ruminate

    • Easily frustrated

    • Flashbacks connected to those I help

    • Mood swings feeling overly emotional

    • Loss of hope

    • Increased feelings of vulnerability

    • Difficulty separating personal

    & professional lives

  • ProQol Inventory by Charles Figley &Beth Stamm

    Testing for CF, Burnout and

    Compassion Satisfaction


    From Françoise Mathieu

  • Transforming CF/VT

    • General need for better

    self-care by addressing the

    stress inherent in CF/VT

    • Transform the negative

    beliefs, despair, loss of

    meaning, cynicism

    • Directly address

    demoralization and loss of

    hope that is created by CF/VT

  • Resiliency Tools

    There is no Wi-Fi in the forest but

    you will find a better connection.

  • First, do no harm to

    yourself in the line of duty

    when helping/treating


    Second, attend to your

    physical, social, emotional,

    and spiritual needs as a

    way of ensuring high

    quality services for those

    who look to you for support as a human being.

    Charles Figley, Green Cross Ethical Guidelines

    for Standards of Helper Self Care

  • Thanks for attending!

    Kay Glidden &

    Beth Reynolds-Lewis

    "You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf."

    Jon Kabat-Zinn PHD, Professor of

    Medicine emeritus at the University of

    Massachusetts Medical School

  • 2017 O&E Distance Learning Series

    Upcoming Events

    • Preparing for OE5: Addressing Changes in the Marketplace– September 21, 2017

  • CHAMPS/CCHN 2017 Outreach and Enrollment Distance Learning Series

    Thank You

    “No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the

    lives of many.”

    - Kevin Heath