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 can lead 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 can lead to burnout, relationship issues, loss of morale or motivation, and lower self-care. This course will help you recognize the signs of compassion fatigue and take steps to avoid the 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.
  • Utilize essential 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.

Competencies Covered: Compassion fatigue, self-care, stress management

Intended Audience: Public sector employees