Alleviating Compassion Fatigue and Avoiding Burnout

Course Code: 01-07-EE71

Compassion fatigue is a common reaction to the stress and emotional pressure that come with caring for others during times of change or hardship. It leads to a range of symptoms, including difficulties sleeping, emotional outbursts, and decreased cognitive abilities. According to a study by UCLA, more than 38% of corporate and government workers experience severe symptoms of compassion fatigue, which leads to burnout, relationship issues, and low morale or motivation. This course teaches you how to recognize the signs of compassion fatigue and take steps to avoid its negative impacts on mental and physical health.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of compassion fatigue and burnout.
  • Improve your work-life balance.
  • Maintain healthy boundaries.
  • Use resources to effectively manage stress and prevent burnout.
  • Overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed.
  • Expand your comfort zone and build emotional resilience.
  • Break free from negative thinking patterns and attitudes.

Intended Audience: All audiences.