Compassion Fatigue & Mindfulness

The Art, Science and Practical Use of Mindfulness

An effective approach to control of stress, anxiety and depression as well as uses in personal and business development; Mindfulness has been shown to be highly effective in combating stress, anxiety and depression, but even more important is that a number of studies have shown it significantly combats relapse in such conditions.

Mindfulness has grown in popularity over the past few years for a number of very important reasons. It is easy to do and has many different approaches making it appealing to a very wide range of people.

Whether you are looking for a new lifestyle or ideas and a new approach to personal development Mindfulness may be just what you need.

Martin Smith and his team teaches Mindfulness as short introductory classes to a full two-day Master class CPD event for practitioners, coaches and therapists.

Managing and understanding Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma

Compassion fatigue and secondary trauma are both real yet often ignored issues for therapists, coaches and mental health professionals. Secondary traumatisation is also referred to as compassion fatigue (Figley, 1995) and vicarious traumatisation (Pearlman and Saakvitne, 1995).

Learning to recognise symptoms of compassion fatigue has a two-fold purpose: firstly, it can serve as an important “check-in” process for a helper who has been feeling unhappy and dissatisfied, but did not have the words to explain what was happening to them, and secondly, it can allow them to develop a warning system for themselves.