ABC's of Resilience for Mental Health Professionals: Embodied Compassion Fatigue Education 

If you knew that even on your busiest days with your toughest clients/patients you could feel whole and energized at the end of the day, would it change the way you looked at your practice? This workshop is for anyone in the mental health field with a desire to become more patient, grounded and compassionate in their professional lives.

Learn the how’s and why’s of compassion fatigue and it's impact on your body in this one day workshop. Discover new tools to prevent the sometimes painful effects of professional caregiving and expand your own self-care routine.

When we approach our healing work from a more embodied place we are empowered to help not only our clients but also ourselves. Doing the work we are called to do doesn’t have to feel exhausting, taxing, draining or depleting.

When we are in Alignment with ourselves and practicing healthy Boundaries our Compassion can be limitless.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Why and how compassion fatigue effects mental health practitioners.
  • Why your body resonates with client/patient trauma and tools to recognize it before it depletes you.
  • How to use a map of the Triune Autonomic Nervous System as a guide for both individual and group work.
  • Experiential embodiment exercises to align you with your “Inner Neutral” and how to use it as a self-care practice.
  • A new framework to maintain healthy professional boundaries.
  • To utilize the PROQOL assessment to self-evaluate the levels of compassion satisfaction, burnout and secondary traumatic stress in your life.
  • How to expand your self-care practice with the use of experiential tools for grounding and centering to maintain self-regulation during client sessions, between clients and at the end of the day.
  • How to utilize embodied listening skills to ameliorate the symptoms of vicarious traumatization (secondary traumatic stress).


Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 6.0  hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Maryland Licensed Counselors & Therapists:

This CE program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for 6.0 Category A hours

Cost to Attend: $110

Interested in the class but can't make the dates? We can run a class just for your group of 4-8 practitioners at our office or the class can easily be brought to your organization. Please fill out the form below if you're interested. 

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ABC's for Mental Health Practitioners