As professionals, we are often drawn to this work because we care about our students and have a strong desire to support and to serve. With this good intention at heart, we sometimes find ourselves in situations where it becomes difficult to say no and hold emotional boundaries. Commonly referred to as “compassion fatigue” what happens when the stress of working in the midst of others’ stress and emotions begins to affect our ability to empathize with others? This workshop helps Hillel professionals learn the causes and effects of compassion fatigue and offers coping strategies, warning signs and action plans to help minimize compassion fatigue and hold emotional boundaries. The workshop will also help Hillel professionals personally answer the question: How do we balance our ability to empathize and be compassionate with our students with our need to protect and sustain ourselves as professionals?
Wellness Without Overwhelm
As we all juggle competing demands, our social, emotional, and spiritual health are taking a toll. What is “whole-health wellness,”