To broaden your understanding of wholistic wellness, the factors that support wholistic wellness in and outside of the workplace and strategies for evolving these.
To introduce you to new ways of thinking about the concept and practice of self care.
To reinforce self care as a professional right and responsibility.
To expand your understanding of the differences between positive and negative stress, the effect of chronic stress, indicators of distress and strategies for managing this.
To alert you to signs of distress, burnout and compassion fatigue and introduce strategies for preventing these.
To promote self-management strategies and self care planning as a means of achieving better work-life balance.
Competencies At the completion of this training curriculum, you will be able to:
Describe “wholistic wellness” and identify the factors and circumstances that contribute to one’s well being
Identify stressors that compromise wellness and threaten to impede one’s optimal functioning both within and outside of the work environment, and identify strategies for managing stressors
Understand the origin of feelings of anger and rejection that are evoked when clients don't live up to one’s expectations; when feeling alone in dealing with families; and when feeling overwhelmed and hopeless about a family and their circumstances
Differentiate between chronic stress and burnout, identify symptoms of each; and identify preventive strategies