Strategies to Love Your Work More Than Ever: Practices to Build Resiliency
Thursday, November 2, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Brooklyn, NY

Pre-Conference Learning Day for the Binge Eating Disorder Association National Conference

No matter what your body story is when you go into this field, you are sure to be impacted by the people sitting across from you every day. Helping others cultivate a deeper, more compassionate relationship with themselves and their bodies is an extremely rewarding undertaking. Over time, the responsibilities that come with being a caregiver for these populations can create burnout and impact our own relationship with our body, especially when our personal self-care suffers.  Self-compassion researcher Kristin Neff says, “the problem for caregivers is that when we are in the presence of suffering, we feel it in our own bodies…We need to generate lots of compassion—both for ourselves and the people we are caring for—in order to stay in the presence of suffering without feeling overwhelmed.”

In this experiential workshop, Dana and Hilary will facilitate a discussion about trauma stewardship and share strategies to build practitioner resiliency. Explore what it means to have a voice as a provider and how bravery in our work can be an act of self-preservation. Be reminded of the very reason you entered the helping profession. And leave with ideas for radical self-care practices that can really make a difference in the life of a caregiver. Are you ready to love your work more than ever?

Three Objectives

  1. Describe the relationship between self-compassion and empathy.
  2. Identify three warning signs of trauma exposure response.
  3. Name two components of shame resilience.