We invite you to take time for
RESPITE + RENEWAL
Our compassion expansion events are 3-hour sessions of community and self-care practices delivered on location or via Zoom.
We create a safe space for participants to learn about and consider compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.
Each event includes custom breakout workshops to introduce and practice care experiences that can be replicated within home and work environments to sustain care and combat burnout, compassion fatigue, and toxic stress.
What people are saying
Helped me let go of the stress I had/have
I learned some new breathing techniques and for once in my life I allowed myself to completely relax while I listened to Renae during the second session. I would pay big money to be able to have a tape (yes cassette tape is fine) of her voice guiding my breathing and helping me let go of the stress I had/have. The candles and the chocolate covered almonds made me feel like I was in a five star resort.
Restorative, energizing, and calming
Meditation with Renae is always so so helpful, restorative, simultaneously energizing and calming.
Felt seen and understood
I appreciated learning more about compassion fatigue. I just really felt seen and like this is a real thing that happens and that I am not alone in struggling with it.
Above and Beyond
The care package was absolutely above and beyond! The information I learned was wonderful enough in itself, but the goodies I received made it so much more special.
A good way to start the day
This was an enjoyable way to begin the day! Thank you for this great event and allowing me to participate!
You are not alone
I would love to attend another set of breakouts. That would be cool! Just knowing that there are others like me helps. I’ve been searching for groups, I was actually trying to create one.
FELT SEEN, HEARD, VALUED and PRECIOUS
I felt SEEN, HEARD, VALUED and PRECIOUS and I am now going to remind myself of this every day. I would love if this was offered again, because there were other sessions that I would like to attend. My 18 year old daughter enjoyed the one with the plates and asked if there were any teen sessions like this she could attend.
Supporting and connecting with adoptive parents
Thank you for putting this together! Is such a great idea to support and connect with other adoptive parents.
The "shot in the arm" I needed
This was just the "shot in the arm" that I needed to get myself back to a 100% caregiver. If these could occur every 2 or 3 months, that would be amazing!
Reminded me of my value
It was good to see that I wasn’t the only one feeling burnt out. I also was reminded of my value and need to be able to take time for myself to rest and just be.
Love the way this was organized. All the instructors really seemed to care and were prepared and involved and made me feel I mattered.
What Participants Experience
Customized participation in a variety of care-experience workshops
Personalized care-packages curated with a variety of self-care products, as well as materials required for participation in selected workshops
Follow-on materials provided with referrals to local and virtual options for sustaining care and increasing capacity for resilience
Protected time and space to engage in necessary practices and strategies for creating margin
Who This is For
If you care for a person in front of you, you ARE a Caregiver. Which means that your compassion and attunement comes at a cost to you.
How do you stay in that compassionate mindset and open to continuing to help? By expanding your capacity for compassion and filling you up!
Let's get you renewed and refilled!
Our teacher and education team members are deeply invested in helping brains and bodies to develop in healthy ways - a process that takes time, effort, and attention with consistency.
And it's exhausting.
This is a wonderful opportunity to refresh your compassion to sustain you in your essential work!
Did you know that compassion fatigues isn't just about our engagement with others, but also a concern for our relationship with ourselves?
Yes, you actually matter to you, too!
This is an opportunity to take stock of what might need to change in the care and keeping of you!
YOUR people are worth it.
Book a RESPITE + RENEWAL Session for your team.
Care Experience Examples
Self-Care Painting Workshop
This self-care workshop is designed to create an opportunity for participants to express how they feel on the inside through the creation of a painting. Join us for a time of creativity, relaxation, and community building
Breath and Meditation
Our breath connects the body and the mind. You are invited to a restorative breath and meditation practice to calm the heart, mind, body, and soul with scripture and prayer (Christian Faith-based content).
Start your Self-care Planner
Learning about self-care practices can be fun, but we know that unless we make a plan, it likely won't become part of our habits or routines. Join us for a practical session of creating your own self-care planner, customized just for you, by you!
RUPTURE And REPAIR
Participants will engage in a tangible activity that will help eliminate self-destructive talk. This method is focused on getting rid of doubts, insecurities, what you have been called, what you are afraid of, and an overall negative self-image that has occurred within the past year or even a lifetime.
The event is a 3-hour experience.
The first hour is a large-group learning time where we unpack the causes, effects, and prevention of burnout and compassion fatigue.
The next two hours are care experience workshops. Each participant chooses from the available workshops for each session and will be provided the appropriate materials to engage in the experience.
We're all about autonomy, choice, and voice!
If you would rather observe than participate in the workshop, or if you would prefer to opt-out at any time, a space will be provided for your personal processing and comfort. This whole experience is for YOUR wellness and mental health - we don't want you to be stressed out!
We love kids and youth!
AND...we know that the caregiving relationship means that the presence of our younger community members can keep us from being able to provide the care to ourselves that we really need, so we will ask that children 15 and younger sit this one out.
Please put your oxygen mask on before attempting to help those around you.
When considering whole-person care, the spirituality dimension cannot be removed from the process of complete health, so the answer is "yes!"
Honoring that expression of spirituality is individually and communally developed, we hold that authentic and healthy humans can respectfully express their belief system without negating another person's traditions or interpretations, so we encourage people to bring their whole selves to this event. If your expression of healthy self includes religion or spiritual reflection, that's an important part of bringing wholeness to your being, and we are here for it.
Also, we have an expectation that all participants will engage in Unconditional Positive Regard for all other humans in the room.
You are worth it.
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Community Care events will be scheduled soon!