Professional Self Care Training

Being Exposed to Trauma and Being Happy, Healthy and Hopeful

Our community is experiencing grief and collective trauma from a global pandemic.

When your life and/or work involves being exposed to the suffering of others it is critical that you know how, 
1) trauma impacts your body and 2) practices to take care of yourself while being exposed to trauma.

This session will provide practical, scientifically proven practices to minimize burnout, compassion fatigue and promote resilience and self-compassion.

Participants will learn...
~ What happens in your brain and body when you are continuously/closely exposed to trauma. 
~ The warning signs of compassion fatigue and burnout.
~ The unique basic needs professionals exposed to trauma must address to stay healthy and effective. 
~ How mindfulness and/or meditation reduces stress levels and increase cognitive functioning.
~ How breathing and movement can shift your body into a restorative state vs, fight, flight or freeze.
~ How journaling helps the brain process trauma events and improves problem solving abilities.
~ How practicing gratitude builds resilience and plays a major role overcoming trauma.
~ How positive affirmations, when internalized on a daily basis, can overcome negative beliefs, uplift mood and energy levels.

What Outcomes Can Be Expected After Training
~ Gain knowledge of the causes and warning signs of compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress.
~ Higher awareness of personal needs and the value of addressing them to heal the impact of trauma. 
~ Gain direct experience of wellness practices proven to reduce stress; and incorporate them into a daily practice, mitigating the impact of trauma exposure.
~ Obtain a variety of supportive resources on wellness practices to increase resilience for yourself and your team. 

Training Length: 2 hours

Training Compensation: $750 plus travel and expenses, sliding scale for non-profits 

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"Yes, yes, yes! Such an awesome presentation and so beneficial and applicable to the work we do…She was great!! Amazing ways to take care of me!!... Actually practiced and gave us tools during the presentation. Best one!! Fabulous….Best training of the day!"

Child Advocates, Darkness to Light, Ending Child Sexual Abuse Conference 2019

Cherisse is a gifted speaker who shines with her healing presence. The level of compassion, love, dedication, and expertise that she brings to this work is not only unique but critical to helping others heal. I would highly recommend this session not only to organizations working with traumatized individuals, but also for individuals who want to deepen their awareness around self-care" .

Timmi K. , Self Care Participants

"Very passionate, terrific facilitator, made attendees feel comfortable." "Love your soft spoken voice. You do not show or make anyone feel judged."

Child Advocacy Center of Greater St.Louis

Love Works LLC