Trauma Recovery: Wellness for Counselors and Teachers. Dr. Vaughn Millner. Objectives. As a result of this viewing this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify personal signs of compassion satisfaction and fatigue Examine various components of mental health
Dr. Vaughn Millner
As a result of this viewing this presentation, participants will be able to:
It is essential that as you care for others during disaster recovery, you take care of yourself.
How are you
When stress strikes, the following occurs:
PSYCHOLOGICAL compassion fatigue or vicarious traumatization)
Resistance to going to work every day
Sense of failure
Feelings of resentment
Feelings of discouragement or indifference
Feelings of powerlessness
Rigidity in thinking and resistance to change
Feelings of guilt and blame
Refusing to handle stress effectively
Difficulty in saying “no”
Assuming additional responsibility
Sacrificing personal life for workWatch for these signs:
a. Feeling self-determined
b. Interpersonally connected
c. Feeling competent
Compassion fatigue can be avoided.
~ Guy Kawasaki
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
~ Stephen Covey
I suggest you express these thoughts to yourself
Click below for a reminder to take time for yourself (from www.workyourlife.com):
stressed out? Retrieved February 17, 2005. Available at http://www.aafp.org/fpm/970300fm/balance.html
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