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Healing the Healer: Coping with the Effects of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

2-day Experiential Retreat

12 Cultural CEU's (Social Workers & Counselors)


This is an experiential workshop during which the participants will assess their own level of work stress and develop a plan for ameliorating that stress. Activities will include personal assessment, Tai Chi, meditation, use of essential oils, experiential art and EMDR group work, bodywork, labyrinth walk, dream work, sandtray and honoring our ancestors.

Objectives: Participants will:

  • Develop effective strategies for self-care
  • Immerse themselves in experiential activities for self-care
  • Have the opportunity to develop the skill of detached compassion
  • Learn how our culture, ethnicity and ancestry detracts from and supports good self-care
  • Develop skill to work effectively in cross-cultural situations

Goals of the retreat are:

  • To educate the participant in the value of self-care and cultural competence
  • The participants will engage in experiential activities, develop personal self-care strategies and skills and identify cultural symbols of value
  • Participants will develop an understanding of how cultivating their own self-care is essential in role modeling the process of self-care for their clients

There are breakout sessions will you will choose two of these three topics

  • Sand Tray & Breathwork
  • Dream Work, Transference, Counter-transference
  • Honoring Our Ancestors
    "Come gather with us in a sacred space to participate in a ritual where we give appreciation to and receive wisdom and support from our ancestors. We will have the opportunity to acknowledgesome of the gifts and resources our ancestors give us for strength, healing and inspiration that enhance our lives, our connection with each other and our world."


Leaders: Krista Barrett, LISW: Peggy Moore, LISW: Rosario Romero, LISW: 
Steve Wong, LPCC Jungian Therapist




NASW & IPA Members $250
Non-Members $275
Groups of 4 or more $225 each

Price includes lunch on both days

Option to stay at the retreat center for additional $65
(includes dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday)

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