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Exit Burnout Program

Exit Burnout Program

This workshop is for any workers who are burning out in their jobs. I try to catch people before they are "in crisis," and help them figure out how to "exit burnout," whether or not that would mean leaving the job. Comes with a self-help workbook, "Burnout Exit Plan."

  • Welcome and Understanding Burnout

  • Self-Compassion, Thoughtwork, and Visualization

  • Helpful Thinking: Identifying thought errors and habits, retraining your brain

  • Exploring Your Options

  • Building Your Personal Power and Emotional Regulation Skills

  • Expanding Creativity

  • Planning and Taking Action


Trauma Stewardship for Care Workers

This is a workshop for workers in helping fields such as social workers, youth workers, violence against women counsellors, nurses and shelter workers. "Trauma Stewardship" is a concept developed by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, focusing on how to sustain yourself while engaging with suffering. I share useful teachings from Lipsky and other trauma experts, sharing pieces that I think are most practical for frontline workers. Going beyond "how to self care," I help workers learn how to  "move the energy through." Components include:

  • Trauma Stewardship

  • Defining Burnout Within Social Context

  • The Body's Stress Response

  • PTSD versus "vicarious" trauma

  • Completing the Stress Cycle

  • Thoughtwork

  • Self-regulation and Co-regulation

This topic can be offered in staff meetings, pointing learners in the direction of useful teachings. However, this workshop is being developed as an all-day training (with guests) as well. Online or in person.



I tailor my workshops to meet the needs of training attendees, whether students, staff teams, or community members. Online or in person. Fees are negotiable. Contact me if you are interested in booking me for your non-profit, class or company.


Check out the Program Calendar or contact me to see if there are any upcoming workshops open to community members. Contact me if you want to be placed on a waitlist for a community workshop.

I am open to new workshop ideas and collaboration. Please contact me if you would like to work together!





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Thoughtwork for Care Workers

I have used self-compassion and cognitive behaviour techniques to manage her own stress, and shares promising practices with other carers.

This workshop takes a “coaching” approach to improving emotional regulation skills, and is designed for people who provide caring services (social workers, nurses, etc.). The workshop recognizes that we work in stressful contexts, that our feelings about the challenges in the work are normal, and that systemic change is needed. However, as individuals, we have control over our thoughts, feelings, and actions, and can use that power to reduce the stress response in our bodies. We can also direct some of the compassion we have for others towards ourselves. 

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