Fending off Compassion Fatigue
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others: Practical skills for caregivers
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Finding Self-care While Caring for Others: Navigating Compassion Fatigue

Do you spend most of your day caring for other people instead of caring for yourself? If so, you may experience what some psychologists call "Compassion Fatigue". This type of fatigue is common for people who are caring for a loved one, or for people who work in a care-taking profession, such as nursing.

In this course, Dr. Jean Leonard, a licensed psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher, will teach you powerful techniques to overcome compassion fatigue and learn to find balance in your life. You will learn more about the root causes of compassion fatigue as well as meditations and reflections that will help you manage your fatigue. Finally, you will learn practical skills and tips to take care of yourself through the day that Dr. Leonard has used for clients in her private practice.

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Dr. Jean Leonard, Ph.D.
Dr. Jean Leonard, Ph.D.

Jean Leonard, Ph.D., RYT is a licensed psychologist and a registered yoga teacher in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. In her teaching and mindfulness-informed therapeutic work, Dr. Leonard enjoys supporting individuals in meeting the circumstances of their lives with more grace and good humor. She has completed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher Training with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and studied with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine for 4 years. During the past decade, she has trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, completing the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, the Dedicated Practitioners Program, and most recently studied aging, illness, dying and awakening with the Heavenly Messengers Program. She has practiced yoga for over 25 years and vipassana meditation since 2003, and has taught MBSR, yoga, and MSC classes and workshops in the Denver-Boulder metro area for nearly a decade. She also delivers web-based mindfulness programs nationwide as a contract mindfulness facilitator for Moment Health. Areas of clinical expertise include brainspotting, mind-body integrative healing, work-life balance, burnout recovery, women’s issues, grief and loss, transitions, trauma, chronic illness and health challenges. For more information, see her website at www.jeanleonardphd.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Additionally, your instructor has outlined guided exercises for the 12 weeks following your completion of the course. Neuroscience research suggests engaging in these activities over this time span will help you create new neural connections and thus create new, positive habits.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have unlimited access to this course, across any and all devices you own, or for as long as you are subscribed if you buy this course as part of our annual or monthly subscription package.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this course a replacement for psychotherapy?
No. This course is for educational purposes only. The information in this course does not contain medical advice or opinion, and should not be interpreted as such. You should not disregard, avoid, or delay seeking advice from your primary mental health care provider or other qualified health care professionals due to information provided in this course. If you are suffering a health emergency, you should immediately contact your health care provider or an emergency clinic. For more information, please review our Terms of Use Agreement.
Will I have any interaction with the instructor?
This is a prerecorded course so you will not have any direct contact with your instructor. However, you will have the chance to submit feedback about your experience in the course which will help influence the creation of future content.

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