Burnout recovery for healthcare workers
Re-igniting a sense of meaning and purpose: Evidence-based skills to address pandemic and professional burnout.
Helping professionals have some of the highest rates of burnout across professions. Living through COVID has only made this situation worse. They also have some of the lowest rates of help-seeking. This program offers practical, real-life strategies to help address burnout and improve professional resiliency in helping professionals. This workshop takes into account pandemic fatigue, how living through the pandemic has impacted us, and how to move forward successfully through the next stages (e.g., “post-vaccine”). In particular, it addresses the issue that the antidote to burnout isn’t rest, it’s re-igniting a sense of meaning and purpose (e.g., “value-based living”). Participants will be introduced to some of the latest empirically based skills and techniques that have been shown to improve well-being and sense of purpose. The workshop also focuses on the “how” (e.g., how to charge our batteries and engage in value-based living) rather than just the “what” of burnout treatment.
Self-paced learning option:
Self-paced learning has many benefits including choosing your own learning speed and is a cost-effective way of gaining access to scientifically-based skills. Self-paced learning options are available to anyone. They do not involve any contact with our professionals. Each course is available for 6 months after purchase.
Pandemic burnout – self-paced course
6 sessions with a total of 21 pieces of materials and access for 6 months
Burnout Recovery for healthcare leaders
Burnout is not just an employee-level problem. There are well-established organizational causes of burnout. Burnout recovery leadership training is designed to address system-level issues that cause burnout in leaders and their teams using the latest scientific information. Burnout recovery leadership training combines best practices in leadership, communication, and psychological health and safety, to prevent burnout and increase engagement for high-performance leaders and teams. Through group workshops and individualized feedback, participants gain insight into their wellness and leadership styles and work to boost styles to match the needs of a situation.
This program has been evaluated scientifically and proven to improve:
- Stress Levels
- Work Engagement
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Supportive Leadership
- Resting Heart Rate
Sessions focus on relevant topics currently impacting burnout such as:
- Building Psychological Safety for Employees
- Work Stressors & Recovery
- Work Relationships, Empathy & Conflict Styles
Training for therapists
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically supported therapy for a number of disorders and problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, pain, and obesity. ACT is the most recent version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that incorporates mindfulness and acceptance techniques. Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is an international expert on ACT for health problems and chronic disease and is president of the Atlantic Canada chapter for the international organization for ACT. Attendees will learn concrete, applicable skills that can be used directly with their patients.
Training for healthcare providers
Chronic Disease Management Skills for Healthcare Providers
There is an urgent need for healthcare providers to promote sustained health behaviour-change in order to improve chronic disease management. Research shows that behaviour-change improves health outcomes and that healthcare providers can make a meaningful impact on patients’ health behaviours. However, most healthcare providers have little training, and therefore low confidence in, behaviour-change skills. This workshop provides practical skills based on the latest research that healthcare providers can use to support health behaviour-change and chronic disease management.
This program is based on an evidence-based program designed to provide healthcare providers with skills to manage the stress of change and improve the adoption of behaviour-change skills into their clinical practice.
Trauma-Informed Leadership for the workplace
Trauma is prevalent in our society. Studies show that a large majority of the population has experienced trauma. The National Council for Mental Well-Being has found that at least 70% of Americans have been exposed to trauma. Canadian research suggests that 76% of Canadian adults report being exposed to some form of trauma during their lifetime. In addition, COVID has been a source of trauma for many people. From these numbers, it would be difficult to imagine a workplace that does not have people affected by trauma.
People suffering from trauma can feel overwhelmed, unable to cope, unable to trust, and unable to work effectively in a team. Trauma-informed leadership teaches leaders best practices for creating a workplace environment in which employees who have experienced trauma can feel safe and have a sense of control, so they can re-engage and return to productivity. All skills are evidence-based, drawn from best practices in trauma-informed care, leadership, and psychological safety. The skills are also informed by the legal duties and obligations of employers to employees suffering from trauma-related mental health challenges.