Care for the Caregivers:
Practicing Self-Care for Helping Professionals
Time: 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Place: Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc
Class Size: up to 20
Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc. is pleased to offer a one-day workshop designed to help service providers learn more about their own needs, explore boundary issues, and develop sustainable self-care practices.
Compassion Fatigue is an on-going issue for professionals in the ‘helping’ field. Consistent exposure to others’ wounds requires a daily practice of renewal. Through didactic learning as well as research-supported ‘spirit lifting’ activities, such as hands-on time with horses, guided explorations of nature, and creative, experiential exercises, participants will increase their ability to balance life & work.
Upcoming dates, Costs and Registration are available at our Events page, and private workshops for your organization available upon request.
**No Riding. No Horse Experience Necessary.**
Educational Materials Provided
Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Substance Abuse Providers, CAM Professionals, Social Workers, Day Treatment or Residential Counselors, Psychologists, Case managers, Family Therapists, or other interested professionals, Health Care Administrators, Life Coaches.
8:30 -9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Introductions and Overview
9:15-10:30 Landing: Framework/Intellectual Learning
10:30-11:30 Arriving: Experiential Activities/ Increasing Self-Awareness
11:30-12:30 Orienting: Meeting The Herd
12:30-1:30 LUNCH (pack a lunch or off the farm in Marshall, NC)
1:30-2:00 Mapping: Daily Renewal Practices
2:00 -4:00 Engaging: Boundaries, Relationships, Time & Energy
4:00 – 5:00 Closing: Creativity & Balance
Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:
- Explore the differences between intellectual and somatic understanding
- Increase awareness, recognition, and understanding of personal somatic cues
- Practice, in the moment, using somatic cues to respond to situations, people, environment (in a productive, positive, self-care orientated fashion)
- Increase awareness of work & personal life boundaries & respond to how boundaries shift and change
- Develop a sustainable, joyful self-care routine
Upcoming dates, Costs and Registration are available at our Events page. To arrange for this event for your private group, please call 828-683-7304.