S.C.R.E.A.M.: Crises Management Strategies
Description: In this session we discuss the traditional understanding of the word and act of the scream. Then we creatively expand that to introduce easy to remember techniques that can be implemented to manage the emotional energy that results from periods of high stress.
Target Audience: Addiction Clinical, Mental Health Clinical, Executive Management, Clinical Management, Human Services, Preventionist
Connecting to Values as Self Care
Description: The world of self-care has been habitually reactive as a result of its relationship to burnout and compassion fatigue. It is important to start the work of building professional engagement as an upstream process that values self-care throughout the continuum – from prevention through recovery support services. In this workshop, we will look at the role of Core Values in developing self-compassion and self-care skills within the helping professions. As terms such as self-care continue to trend upward the need for actionable skills to improve our connection to ourselves continues to grow. One such avenue for this connection is to explore our core values. As certain schools of psychological growth have taught us much of our psychological flexibility comes from our ability to stay within the framework of our values. We will explore the role of deliberate, value-based practices in coping with the stress and rigor of the helping professions. We will learn how to find a singular and deliberate process that reflects who we truly are and learn how this practice can become central in determining our workplace engagement.