Self-Regulation Skills for Helping Professionals

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Challenges from work and daily life commonly impair healthy functioning, yet emergency and helping work requires the ability to maintain a state of calm, centred responsiveness. Training for helping professionals rarely includes learning how to identify and respond to indicators of disquiet within the self and research shows that emergency and helping professionals experience far greater rates of PTSD and PTSD type symptoms than the general population.

This one day workshop addresses the dual challenges of maintaining personal wellness and the ability to maintain a state of calm, centred responsiveness for helping professionals.

Participants will learn about the latest research on managing stress, avoiding burnout, and identifying and responding to vicarious trauma. They will take away a toolkit of effective strategies to offset the demands of their work, and restore a balanced regulated state within the self.

The course is experiential, so participants will be able to immediately apply their new skills to foster productive and sustainable long-term careers in the helping professions.

Participants will develop:

  • An understanding of the latest research about stress, burnout and vicarious trauma
  • Skills to increase energy, motivation and presence
  • Skills to calm down and centre the self
  • Skills to regulate emotions
  • Skills to foster optimum performance in the nervous system

Who should attend?

Emergency and helping professionals including counsellors, case workers, police, emergency service workers, crisis intervention workers, call centre workers, legal and judiciary professionals, supported accommodation staff, residential care workers, foster carers, aid workers.