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“Healing Connection: Addressing Compassion Fatigue & Burnout” – April 2024 Community of Practice

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April 2024 CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

“Healing Connection: Addressing Compassion Fatigue & Burnout”
with Karen Iverson Riggers & Lynn McLaughlin

Thursday, April 18th, 2024 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT

Facilitator:
  • Karen Iverson Rigger
    Karen Iverson Riggers is a writer, entrepreneur, activist, advocate, trainer, and Mom. She is a trainer of Emotional CPR and Emotions Education 101 and co-creator of “The Missing Piece: Emotions & Wellness” and “Listening to Trauma” curricula. She is a founding worker/owner of Ebb & Flow Connections Cooperative, a Wisconsin based worker owned cooperative that provides training, consultation, and listening spaces related to emotional health and wellness. Along with Lynn McLaughlin, she launched the Real Vibes Only podcast in 2022 which talks about real life and emotions. She utilizes her own lived experience in the mental health system to advocate for change and create community spaces where people feel seen, heard, and valued, just as they are. Karen lives in Appleton with her partner Eric and their three children Nick, Quinn, and Ari.
  • Lynn McLaughlin
    Lynn McLaughlin is an entrepreneur, peer, trainer, advocate, and Mom. Her lived experience, education and training has created a deep empathy for human challenges and a commitment to provide hope to others at every opportunity. Lynn is a trainer of Emotional CPR and Emotions Education 101 and co-creator of “The Missing Piece: Emotions & Wellness” and “Listening to Trauma” curricula. She is passionate about creating non-clinical community spaces that enhance social connection and combat social isolation and loneliness in communities. Lynn is a founding worker/owner of Ebb & Flow Connections Cooperative, a Wisconsin based worker owned cooperative that provides training, consultation, and listening spaces related to emotional health and wellness. Along with Karen Iverson Riggers, Lynn launched a weekly podcast in 2022 called “Real Vibes Only” which shares authentically on real life and emotions. Lynn received her BA in Communications from Marian University. She is mom to her adult daughter Emma who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lynn lives in Neenah with her two pups—Lennon and Esther. 
Description:

For folks who work with their hearts and support others, compassion fatigue and burnout are very real and very common side effects of witnessing trauma and holding space for grief and loss. There’s often not a lot of support for those who are supporting others. Often, we are told to engage in self-care or “go away and come back when you are ‘better.”

We will explore the power of healing in relationship and community care vs. self-care (individual). Becoming aware of the emotional component of compassion fatigue and burnout will also be presented to allow participants time for self-reflection and a deepened relationship with one’s own emotional wellness. Join us to explore practices and ideas for better connecting with ourselves to deepen our connections with others.

Feedback Survey/CEH Information:

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 2nd. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on May 9th, 2024. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time. 

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