As professionals attending to end-of-life care and grief we hear the stories of the ones we serve and witness their pain and their struggle.
It’s not our pain, but we are holding space for it. We are carrying it with them.
This often results in what has been called “vicarious trauma,” “secondary trauma,” “compassion fatigue,” and “trauma exposure response.”
Because our work often gives us an excuse not to focus on ourselves, we can lose touch with signs that we need a break to replenish or recenter ourselves.
This workshop is designed to create an environment where, instead of you holding space for others, space is held for you, so you can reconnect and replenish your heart, mind and body and return to your work grounded and able to maximally serve and support the humans in your care.
Beginning with a bottom-up approach to the brain through movement and breath, we then layer top-down mindful inquiry, intention, and attention to support whole-brain integration.
Ample silence and stillness allow for replenishing on a deep, inner level.
The workshop is offered on a sliding scale to make it accessible to everyone. No one is turned away.
This two-hour workshop is held in North County, San Diego. To bring the workshop in-house to your interns, counselors, hospice center, or palliative care team, contact me at thegriefpractice [at] gmail. Props and other materials are provided but each participant needs to bring a yoga mat.
Register for the next workshop here.