Utilizing yoga and mindfulness to combat empathy fatigue, 3 CE

Presented by Erin Royal, M.S.

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Course Description:

As mental health professionals, we often neglect our own self-care, leading to empathy fatigue. The goal of this workshop is to establish an effective self-care practice grounded in the science of mindfulness and philosophy of yoga. Utilizing knowledge of the polyvagal theory, we will discuss the benefits of mindfulness for establishing therapeutic rapport, as well as therapist vulnerability to secondary trauma. Participants should consider having a yoga mat, dressing comfortably, and having space to engage in a gentle yoga practice that is accommodating for all levels. 

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe and assess empathy fatigue, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and burnout.
  • Discuss the importance of nervous system co-regulation in the role of therapy from the perspective of the polyvagal theory.
  • Apply “live it to give it”, which will include the practice of yoga and relaxation in the workshop.

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About the presenter: 

Erin Royal, M.S.


Erin Royal, M.S. is a Licensed Psychological Practitioner and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. She has practiced clinical psychology since 2003 in a variety of settings. Having recently taken ownership of a local yoga studio, she continues to teach yoga classes and see clients for private psychotherapy. Her sessions always incorporate mindfulness and she continues to work on developing her own practice outside of her work.

Workshop Pricing:

Member registration rate:$100.00
Non-member registration rate:$150.00
Student registration rate:$35.00

Please note: Members discounted rates will reflect once you're prompted to log in to your KPA member profile during the registration process. 

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Quiz: Utilizing Yoga and Mindfulness to Combat Empathy Fatigue
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