Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library
Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on May 31, 2012 by Linda Bruno on compassion fatigue and how it affects you and your working environment.
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You love your job. You love your library. You love helping your patrons and giving them the extra attention that lets them know you care. But there are days when you’ve given just about all you have to give. At the end of the day you feel drained, or irritated, or both! You may have achieved "compassion fatigue." The term, which is used frequently in medical settings, describes a caregiver’s reaction to chronic stress that results in feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, self-doubt, lack of focus and fatigue. This webinar will help you recognize the symptoms and the situations that may trigger compassion fatigue and understand how it affects you and your working environment. Explore ways to take care of yourself so you can continue to show compassion and give your patrons the care they need.
Presented by: Linda Bruno, trainer and facilitator, www.LindasWorkshops.com, Ocala, Florida. Contact Linda: Linda@LindasWorkshops.com
(Note: this is a 90 minute session)
- View Webinar Recording (You will be prompted to log in to our free Course Catalog.)
- Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence
- The emotional intelligence quick book: everything you need to know to put your EQ to work
- Emotional Intelligence 2.0
- Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
- 9 ways to avoid compassion fatigue
- Wikipedia article on Emotional Intelligence
- When stressed, check out http://squee.icanhascheezburger.com/
31 May 2012
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]