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The Emotional Toll of Care

  • Course Dates: Fri 17 January 2020, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Explore self-care as an ethical imperative for those working on the front line of human vulnerability.

A dynamic day for professionals think, feel and engage with the human side of their work, using evidence based intervention to counter maladaptive coping strategies such as withdrawal, denial, substance abuse or suicide.

How best to manage a pervasive sense of futility and the experience of being the face of what may be perceived as a failing or inadequate system?

This course is designed for practitioners working with human vulnerability, particularly chaplains, physicians and therapists.

Main Outcome Measures:

  • Take a bit of time out in a safe space
  • Focus on the human side of the profession
  • Better understand resources for support
  • Better informed about how we can help each other
  • Create a community of caring
  • To share and learn together

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Course Details

Fri 17 January 2020
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Sarum College
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Sarum College

John Ballatt is the co-author of Intelligent Kindness: Re-Forming the Culture of Healthcare. His work supports people working with challenging human need. Holly Hughson is an experienced humanitarian aid worker who now teaches and advises on the civilian humanitarian response in war. Audrey Stephenson is a counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in body-oriented psychotherapies. She also trains counsellors.
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S £70 E £60 C £50