Safe Empathic Practice – Understanding Compassion fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout
In this webinar, by Sam Thorpe and myself, potential effects on Helping and Health professionals working with trauma are discussed. We look at how to recognise vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue and provide an introduction in how to prevent compassion fatigue and build a safe, empathic practice.
For more in depth understanding and practical tools and techniques to build resilience and increase compassion satisfaction in your work with clients, please look at the one day course, “The Heart of Compassion Fatigue Resilience – how to build a safe, empathic practice and prevent vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue”
- Can Matrix Reimprinting using EFT be effective in the treatment of emotional conditions? This pilot study was carried out to establish the feasibility and effectiveness of Matrix Reimprinting (MR). A dedicated MR/ Emotional Freedom Techniques service was delivered in a community setting within the National Health Service in the metropolitan borough of Sandwell, United Kingdom.
- Psychological trauma symptom improvement in veterans using emotional freedom techniques: a randomized controlled trial. This study examined the effect of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a brief exposure therapy combining cognitive and somatic elements, on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychological distress symptoms in veterans receiving mental health services
- ‘Transform Your Beliefs, Transform Your Life: EFT Tapping Using Matrix Reimprinting‘, Karl Dawson and Kate Marillat. New science proves that it is our core beliefs that drive the chemical changes in the body, control our thought patterns and essentially produce our reactions to the external world. If we can change what we believe about ourselves and the world around us, we can change our thoughts, and if we can change our thoughts… well, we can change anything
- ‘Meta Messages from Your Body: Discover the Cause of Disease and Why Your Body Doesn’t Make Mistakes‘, Sami Thorpe. The author states that this book will change your life and you will never view disease in the same way again. She believes that once you know why you are ill, you will have the power to change your health forever. With the help of this book you will understand exactly why you have your specific physical or psychological illness and not only that, you will have the answers to some of the life-long issues that have been holding you back
There may be times when you want to add, or I invite you to add, other techniques, therapies or activities to help you relax, feel energised and keep you going from day to day.
Do what feels right for you but please make sure that whoever you see for help and advice is experienced in their field.