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The Edge of Compassion – Staying Well While Working in High Stress Environments

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EST


We are very pleased to partner with Françoise Mathieu, Compassion Fatigue Specialist, for her webinar entitled  The Edge of Compassion — Staying Well While Working in High Stress Environments

WHEN: Monday, February 24 from 12:00 to 1:15 pm Eastern

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Webinar Description

Repeated exposure to chronically difficult stories can strain our sense of empathy for others: We can become hardened and desensitized to suffering — or conversely, we can feel easily swallowed up by pain and suffering. This erosion can be further magnified by limited resources, chronic exposure and “red tape”. Professionals and individuals working in high-stress environments can learn how to shield themselves while remaining able to experience compassion for those who turn to them for support and resources. Inspired by Françoise Mathieu’s recent Tedx Talk, this webinar explores the tools required to develop exquisite empathy and the ability to rapidly return to a healthy baseline while working in challenging, high volume environments.

What You Will Learn

  • Five factors that increase the risk of burnout and secondary traumatic stress
  • How to develop Exquisite Empathy
  • 10,000 Buddhist Monks: Dual awareness and remaining calm and fully engaged during a stressful event
  • Four strategies for daily resetting

The presentation will be followed by a Q and A opportunity for participants. The presentation will be in English and questions can be asked in either English or French. We will provide the powerpoint slides in both French and English.

We invite you to share this link with any of your colleagues that may be interested in attending.

For those unable to join us, we will be recording the webinar and sharing with all of you afterwards.

Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC., RP

Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC.

Compassion Fatigue Specialist
Executive Director, TEND

Françoise is the executive director of TEND, whose aim is to offer consulting and training to professionals on topics related to secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, self-care, wellness and organizational health. Françoise is a Registered Psychotherapist and a subject matter expert on topics related to compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. Her experience stems from over 20+ years as a mental health professional, working as a crisis counsellor and trauma specialist in university counselling, military, law enforcement and other community mental health environments. Since 2001, Françoise has given hundreds of seminars on compassion fatigue and secondary trauma across North America to thousands of professionals in the fields of education, health care, mental health, law enforcement, the criminal justice system, military, human trafficking, child welfare and other similar high-stress, trauma-exposed professions. She has presented to members of St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, the LAPD, Mount Sinai Hospital, The Chief Coroner’s Office of Ontario, and many other agencies who do high stress trauma exposed work. Françoise is one of the founding members of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium. Françoise is the author of “The Compassion Fatigue Workbook” which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as several articles and publications.


February 24, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EST
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