Equine Relief for Compassion Fatigue

Are you a caregiver or in a caring profession ready for a break? Compassion fatigue is described as ‘the cost of caring’ for others in emotional pain. It has been shown that when we are suffering from compassion fatigue, we are more rather than less – we take on “stuff.” What suffers is our health, our relationships with others, our personal lives and eventually our clients. There is a cost to caring and those who have enormous capacity for feelings tend to be more at risk of compassion stress. (Source: Hospice Peterborough)

This two-day workshop is open to individuals or professionals that offer care, well-being or therapeutic service to others with depression, trauma and other health issues. Many in the “caring” professions or providing care to family and friends suffer from compassion fatigue, giving much of themselves to others and neglecting their own self-care in the process.

Working in partnership with the herd at The Mane Intent, participants will have access to personal awareness and self-discovery in the following areas:

  • Learn to use emotion as information and learn how to integrate that information into our work and personal lives, while creating a greater understanding for your personal tolerance level in working with a variety of emotions
  • Learn to manage the personal impact of experiences that naturally builds up as a person in a caring profession or care giver role
  • Acknowledge the real, internal and personal impact of the repercussions of the care giver role on yourself and those around you
  • Receive practical tools to assist you in managing your stress and honouring your need for self-care.

Equine Relief for Compassion Fatigue is offered on an as requested basis for groups up to six participants. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming offering, please contact Jennifer Garland at jgarland@nexicom.net or call 705-295-6618.

Who Should Attend:

Life coaches, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, healing therapists, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, teachers, family members caring for love ones, hospice professionals and those providing palliative care, and personal support workers.

No previous horse experience is required to participate. All work with the horses is done on the ground in partnership with our herd. If you are interested in learning more about this workshop, please contact us at 705-295-6618.