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Balancing Compassion Fatigue & Humility: A Franciscan Approach to Self-Care

April 18, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Attitudes and beliefs form personal barriers that stand in the way of caring for ourselves. Breaking old patterns and overcoming obstacles is not an easy proposition, but possible, regardless of your age or situation. This two-part interactive workshop series will identify personal barriers and resistance to self-care, offer tangible mindfulness coping skills to remove obstacles, and explore the most common misconceptions that increase our stress. We will also consider our spiritual practices. We will explore:
Do you think you are being selfish if you put your needs first?
✥ Is it frightening to think of your needs when caring for others?
✥ What is the fear?
✥ Have trouble asking for what you need? Feel inadequate if you do?
✥ Do you feel you have to prove that you are worthy of the care
recipient’s affection?
✥ Do you do too much as a result to over compensate?
✥ Do you ignore your wants? Desires? Aspirations?
Sound familiar? The workshop will also address these misconceptions.
✥ I am responsible for my parent’s health.
✥ If I don’t do it, no one will.
✥ If I do it right, I will get the love, attention, and respect I deserve.
✥ Our family always takes care of our own.
✥ I promised my father I would always take care of my mother.
At times, do you attempt to do what cannot be done, to control what
cannot be controlled? The result is feelings of continued failure and
frustration and, often, an inclination to ignore our own needs. We will
discuss what might be getting in your way and keeping you from taking
care of yourself as you attempt to juggle self-care, humility, spiritual
practices, and care of the other.

Date & Time: Wed., April 18 and Wed., May 16, from 7:15 to 9pm
Presenter: Gae Savino
Fee: $20 per session for 2 sessions, Please register by April 16



April 18, 2018
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm


The Mariandale Center
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10561 United States

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