Course Description

Compassion Fatigue refers to the profound emotional and physical exhaustion that helping professionals and caregivers can develop over the course of their career. It is a gradual erosion of all the things that keep us connected to others: our empathy, our hope, and of course our compassion - not only for others but also for ourselves. Compassion fatigue has also been described as the “cost of caring" for others in emotional pain

Francoise Mathieu, M.Ed, CCC

Compassion Fatigue Solutions

Françoise Mathieu has worked in the field of mental health for the past 20 years. Her experience stems from her work as a crisis counsellor in a university counselling service and in community mental health. Françoise also worked for Health Canada's CFMAP (Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program) for nearly a decade. Françoise now works full time as a public speaker and consultant on topics related to burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, high stress workplaces, self care and helper wellness. Françoise is one of the leaders of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma education in Canada. Since 2001, she has given hundreds of seminars on compassion fatigue and self care across the country over 50 000 helping professionals in the fields of health care, trauma services, law enforcement, education and addiction treatment. Françoise is the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as the author of several feature articles. Françoise's humour, engaging speaking style and positive outlook are hallmarks of her work.Françoise is the director of Compassion Fatigue Solutions, a consulting firm based in Kingston, On., which offers workshops, organizational health assessments and other specialised services to high stress, high trauma-exposed workplaces wishing to support their staff and create a healthier work environment. CF Solutions is composed of a team of highly experienced presenters who are also helping professionals. They deliver our workshops across the continent and in Europe.Françoise is also the chair of theCare4You Conference, a highly popular event which brings together leaders in the field, front line workers and compassion fatigue educators for two days of learning, connection and refueling. This event is held in June every year.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Compassion fatigue

    • What is Compassion Fatigue?

    • Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

    • Reflection

    • Recognizing the Signs

    • Contributing Factors

    • Working in a Healthy Organization

    • Overloaded: Strategies to Manage Chronic Stress and Hectic Lives

    • How can I help support my staff?

    • Moving forward

    • Resources to get you started

    • References

  • 2

    Module Completion

    • Self-Assessment

    • Course Summary

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Shanzida Kabir

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This is very educational! Awesome! Thank you!

Evelyn Sastre

The topic is so apt to me! Now I realized what I was feeling! I love my job as an ECE but there are times that I felt so tired! Now I know why and how to dea...

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The topic is so apt to me! Now I realized what I was feeling! I love my job as an ECE but there are times that I felt so tired! Now I know why and how to deal with it! Thank you!

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How to self regulate and manage chronic stress

Jialu Xu

After one hour workshop, the most taken away is how to build strategies and overcome and manage chronic stress between work and life. The following key point...

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After one hour workshop, the most taken away is how to build strategies and overcome and manage chronic stress between work and life. The following key points that I learned: * Develop and maintain strong social support both home and work. * Make time for life and family. * Develop stress resiliency, such as relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and recreation.

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Wonderful

Tara Crocker

Wonderful I learned a lot! Thank you

Wonderful I learned a lot! Thank you

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Samina Mohiuddin

Liked the moduale, but I will challenge the Question 2, there are people who experience the compassionate fatigue by watching the media and how governments a...

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Liked the moduale, but I will challenge the Question 2, there are people who experience the compassionate fatigue by watching the media and how governments and systematic operations is failing people.

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Informative, straightforward

Janel Viaje

I have not heard of these terms so I find this course very informative and helpful. The delivery is straightforward, easy to understand, and provides examples.

I have not heard of these terms so I find this course very informative and helpful. The delivery is straightforward, easy to understand, and provides examples.

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Compassionate Fatigue

Donna Richard

It was a very informative course. I see that I had and sometimes have some of these issues. It's good to know and recognize it both myself and the families...

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It was a very informative course. I see that I had and sometimes have some of these issues. It's good to know and recognize it both myself and the families I work with on a weekly basis. Thank You

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Very helpful

Lauri-Ann Riley

Having been through compassion fatigue, I would agree with all points made in this module. This module did an excellent job describing CF, VT and burnout bu...

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Having been through compassion fatigue, I would agree with all points made in this module. This module did an excellent job describing CF, VT and burnout but also gave some great strategies to deal with this personally and also as a supervisor.

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The title is okay,but i felt this was more for front line...

Donna Polyzotis

I am an RECE working with newcomer families and children,so some of the content was relevant to me.It was very well organized and laid out and i do feel that...

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I am an RECE working with newcomer families and children,so some of the content was relevant to me.It was very well organized and laid out and i do feel that i learned from this webinar.Thank you for this presentation.

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Compassion Fatigue

Angelena Painting

I thought it described what working in this everyday world to a tee. There was excellent ideas of how to deal with the stress of working outside our homes. ...

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I thought it described what working in this everyday world to a tee. There was excellent ideas of how to deal with the stress of working outside our homes. I also learned that even though we care more for the people that we work with that i have to start to care more for myself. I need to learn to stop and smell the flowers. Thanks again for the lesson :)

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Compassion Fatigue

Jenny Escobar

Thank you for this informative ecourse

Thank you for this informative ecourse

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How to self regulate and manage chronic stress

Jialu Xu

After one hour workshop, the most taken away is how to build strategies and overcome and manage chronic stress between work and life. The following key point...

Read More

After one hour workshop, the most taken away is how to build strategies and overcome and manage chronic stress between work and life. The following key points that I learned: * Develop and maintain strong social support both home and work. * Make time for life and family. * Develop stress resiliency, such as relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and recreation.

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Micahla Marshall

This had lots of good information

This had lots of good information

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Compassion Fatigue

Lilia Cruz

The information was so helpful for educator like me on how to deal compassion fatigue. Healthy mind and well-being are so important to be an effective educator.

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The information was so helpful for educator like me on how to deal compassion fatigue. Healthy mind and well-being are so important to be an effective educator.

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Important information

Abby Lise

i believe all helping professionals should know this information!

i believe all helping professionals should know this information!

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Cherrie Lacasse

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Lia Cirjau

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Compassion fatigue

Danielle Duperreault

I found the content relevant and relatable to my line of work. There were useful and easily accessible resources offered. The test was not intimidating, ...

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I found the content relevant and relatable to my line of work. There were useful and easily accessible resources offered. The test was not intimidating, so thank you for that!

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Nicole Dionne

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Barbara Royer

Excellent information, with workable strategies.

Excellent information, with workable strategies.

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