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.
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.