- Digital Seminar
- Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
- DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D.
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
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- Analyze the concept of compassion fatigue and establish how it relates to secondary trauma and burnout.
- Assess the factors that can contribute to compassion fatigue and communicate implications for professionals working in fields with high empathy demands.
- Investigate the role of autonomic nervous system reactions in compassion fatigue and demonstrate how self-regulation techniques can be used to address these effects.
- Apply assessment instruments that can be employed to identify the signs of compassion fatigue in self and others.
- Employ evidence-based strategies from mindfulness and mental health treatments to reduce stress, interrupt anxious rumination, and increase wellbeing.
- Support how organizations can build resiliency in their employees and increase retention with approaches to transform toxic work environments.
Compassion Fatigue’s Impact on Professionals, the Workplace, and Caregivers
Red Flags to Watch for: Signs and Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
- History of compassion fatigue
- Compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, depression, and burnout
- Recognize contributing factors
- Identify how compassion fatigue robs you of your ability to nurture
- The ethics of self-care – research evidence
The Compassion and Empathy Toolkit: How to Maintain Purpose, Fulfillment and Thrive
- The nervous system’s role in CF and its symptomology
- Assessment instruments for self and others
- Identify triggers for emotional distress
- Review your personal/professional history
Conquer Burnout with Strategies To: De-Stress, Manage Emotions, Reduce Anxiety, and Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
- Reset during the workday with strategies to:
- Restore compassion & clarity
- Reconnect with the rewards
- Raise your gratitude quotient
- Apply your signature strengths in new ways
- Build competence and compassion by being present
Create a Healthy Home/Work Balance
- Deep breathing exercises for immediate calm
- Right here/right now – stay in the moment to reduce anxieties
- Effective and healthy ways to manage your emotions
- Change limiting stories about caring for yourself
- Release the negative – 3 steps to countering negativity bias
Retention and Resiliency Strategies: How Organizations and Individuals Can Build Better Work Environments
- Bring calm after work hours with relaxation techniques
- Restore body & mind with awareness
- Stop replaying your day – strategies to end rumination
- How to rewire your brain towards happiness
- Food as medicine – nutrition tips for enhancing resiliency and wellbeing
- How cleansing the toxic workplace combats compassion fatigue
- Manage bullying and blaming
- Communication strategies for collaborative relationships
- Stair-steps towards building resilient practitioners
- Empowering leadership for change
DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D.
Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over twenty-five years of clinical experience. She specializes in an integrative approach bringing together polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic principals to treat trauma and co-morbid disorders.
Debra discovered that the polyvagal approach facilitates a mindful awareness of the biological reactions influencing the therapist/client relationship and the client’s sense of safety in the world. Integrating physiological, brain-based, body-focused approaches with traditional psychotherapeutic orientations helped clients to recover more easefully and quickly from trauma. In addition, with an increased sense of safety and connectedness, clients practiced more frequently the strategies required to move towards thriving. Debra has refined the application of this integrative model through her work in private practice and as a clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant.
Dr. Alvis developed and led the Mind/Body program at the University of Georgia where she now teaches health psychology graduate students to apply polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic approaches, serves as project director for federal grant focusing on integrative healthcare, and develops mindfulness-based research studies. A thirty-year personal contemplative practice and over a thousand hours training as a mindfulness and yoga teacher further enrich her presentations.
Financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis is in private practice. She receives compensation as a Professor for the University of Georgia. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Premashakti Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
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