Open Minds

Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout


Transforming Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, & Burnout

Caring professionals are lauded for having dedication to alleviating others’ suffering - but who’s helping the helpers?

Everyone should have the chance to attend this type of training.
Compassion Fatigue is not just about client (service) but is also about my wellbeing and my overall life.
— Legal services professional and course participant, May 2018

Using current research and evidence-based recommendations, these workshops give participants a sense of understanding about their own vulnerabilities to CF, VT, and Burnout as well as tangible strategies to enact right away for care and prevention.

Download our Transforming Compassion Fatigue info sheet.

Sample courses include:

  • The Cost of Caring: an Introduction to Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout (90 minutes)

  • Building your Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (half-day)

  • Walking the Talk: Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout (full-day)

Specialized courses are available for professionals in fields such as:

  • Legal Services

  • Healthcare

  • Library Services

  • Funeral Services

  • Emergency Services

  • Non-Profit and Community Services

  • Student Support Services, and more.

Recent clients include:

  • Early Childhood Professional Resource Centre at Conestoga College

  • Ward Funeral Homes

  • Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition

  • Waterloo Region District School Board

  • Toronto District School Board

  • University of Guelph Student Services

  • University of Guelph Office of Diversity and Human Rights

Contact us to bring Transforming Compassion Fatigue and other trainings to your organization.