Empathy/Compassion Fatigue

Topic: Behavior Management/Social Skills
Instructor: Michael Prokop
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: AU Northeast Center
Center Offered: Stark Professional Dev

Course Description:

Stress, empathy/compassion fatigue, and burnout exist on a spectrum. All professionals experience stress and can learn self-care techniques to dissipate its effects. When stress begins to take a toll, we move into a state of depletion called empathy/compassion fatigue. This class is designed to help you identify and understand the difference between pity, empathy and compassion and mindfully use self-regulation practices to build resilience and inner resources. These practices will help you re-energize yourself so you can “be your best” for your students, clients, and family.  You will also learn how to integrate your mind and body to promote a “state of flow” and a sense of physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.  Concepts that will be reviewed and discussed include self-compassion, active hope, mindfulness, brain anatomy, homeostasis, breath-work, the four basic mindsets, co-regulation, the power of intention, and “Ten Ways to Find True Happiness.”  Case studies with helpful suggestions and classroom activities for enhanced learning will also be discussed.  

Course Documents:
Cost: $360
Timespan of Course:
June 12, 2024 to June 15, 2024
Contact E-mail: mprokop@kent.edu

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 4:00pm to Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 5:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
    Trumbull Career and Technical Center, # AE 177
    Location of Meeting: 
    528 Educational Highway, Warren, OH-44483

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Course Number: EDU 6240 M1
Academic Term: 24/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1
Subject: EDU