This training experience will offer participants practical insight and knowledge into the negative side of empathy which leaves practitioners vulnerable to absorbing too much of the clients energy/story/experience thereby dissolving some edges of the interpersonal boundaries between self and other. Emotional contagion leads to the potential for overwhelm, vicarious and secondary traumatic stress. This can also contribute to relational difficulty and conflict with clients through re-enactments and participants will be invited to explore the somatic indicators and early warning signs of overwhelm and compassion fatigue.
This workshop will explore aspects of self-care which entails developing some important strategies for optimising health and wellbeing to prevent burnout and maintain relational fitness for role.
Other topics of focus will include self and co regulation, somatic transference and countertransference. Enhancing therapist self-care is examined through laughter, play, self-compassion, support, quality rest and body wisdom through somatic awareness. There will be an emphasis on making best use of clinical Supervision to support self-care.
Lunch: This break will be approx. 45 minutes and we therefore suggest you bring a packed lunch and a drink.
There is a tearoom and two pubs on the High Street if you wish to explore the village.
Morning break: Teas, coffee and biscuits