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Self-Care, Work, and Well-being: Finding the Balance on Caring for Self While Caring for Others

This is an online event. Registered participants will receive an e-mail from Zoom with instructions on how to join the workshop. No cost to participants but registration is required.

Presenters: Claire Strock, MAT, RYT 500 and William Webster

Claire Stock is a yoga instructor and art educator at Kennedy Krieger Institute. William (Bill) Webster is an advocate, caregiver, and a member of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities Community Advisory Council.

Healthcare professionals, educators, direct support providers, parents, and caregivers play a key role in supporting children, youth, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabiltiies and their families. Without adequate self-care, the burden of caregiving and clinical work demands can lead to severe physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual distress, which may result in burnout and compassion fatigue.

Instructional Level: Introductory

Learning objectives: This interactive session is designed to help participants:

1. Understand the impact of stress on health and well-being.

2. Learn practical strategies for building resilience and avoiding compassion fatigue and burnout.

3. Participate in self-care exercises led by a yoga teacher during the session and learn how to be present and mindful about self-care.

4. Learn tips and steps for strengthening their practice of caring for themselves while caring for others.

Target Populations:

  • Providers
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Students
  • Community members

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.

Dial-In Information

Register via Zoom.

Thursday, April 1 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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