Workplace Wellness Level 1 and 2: Connection and Preservation | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

Workplace Wellness Level 1 and 2: Connection and Preservation

Level 1: Connection
This 3-hour interactive session is for those employed in the human services sector whose working conditions and identities as workers have been changed and challenged by the pandemic. Through guided conversation and reflective activities, participants will engage with many of the complex mental health topics that are relevant to workers right now, such as surge capacity, ambiguous loss, and moral tension. By the end of the session, participants will be empowered to re-examine their experiences using newly acquired vocabulary and personal insight to move their needle towards wellness and compassion, both for themselves and others.

Our session provides:

  • Relevant mental health vocabulary to ground experiences and guide conversation
  • Space for sharing and listening to diverse experiences
  • Reflective activities allowing participants to improve self-awareness
  • Tools to empower participants to move their needle towards wellness and compassion
    Workplace Wellness Level 2: Preservation

Level 2: Preservation
This 3-hour interactive session builds on the reflective work completed in Level 1 and aims to support employees with practical tools to enhance their workplace wellness during these challenging pandemic times. Participants will examine compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction through the lens of their own professional quality of life. By understanding what the warning signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout may look like in ourselves and others, we are better prepared to respond by prioritizing well-being and mitigating potential harm to individuals, clients, and our organization. Participants will leave the session with practical tools and protective strategies to safeguard their mental health and minimize the experience of fatigue that can come from working in empathetically demanding human service jobs.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

Assess their professional quality of life (ProQOL 5)
Understand the positive and negative impacts that can result from working in human service positions including compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue
Identify the signs of compassion fatigue and burnout in themselves and others
Employ practical workplace strategies and interventions to safeguard mental health and promote self-sustainability. These include countering the idea that “caring too much” puts us at risk, reframing difficult tasks into skills challenges, and rewriting the narrative we tell ourselves about the work that we do.

Location:

Online via Zoom

Date & Time:

November 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.