Approaches to Self Care

Approaches to Self Care
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Kylie Duncan

Webinar Overview: Approaches to Self Care for those working in the field of Grief and Bereavement

The webinar aims to teach listeners about the importance of self care and the impact of Vicarious Traumatisation/Compassion Fatigue in the context of working with grief and bereavement.

It will go through a practical understanding of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, linking it to the current field and provide a range of personal and professional self care strategies.

This will also look at how to use mindfulness to be aware of how stress affects us, and Identify how to care for ourselves in these situations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding what self care is and the importance of self care for those working in the field of grief and bereavement. 
  • Gaining an understanding of stress, how it happens, how our body reacts during stress and different types of stress.
  • Gaining an understanding of Vicarious Trauma, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue.
  • Learning about the signs of stress in the context of Compassion Fatigue from a holistic perspective. 
  • Ability to recognise ones’ own symptoms of stress.
  • Learning about specific issues related to self care for grief and bereavement workers.
  • Becoming aware of various tools available to measure stress related issues.  
  • Developing a Compassion Fatigue prevention/stress resiliency toolkit.
  • Looking at ways in which organisations can support Compassion Fatigue in the workplace 
  • Looking at ways in which peer groups can support processors to help prevent Compassion Fatigue. 

Presenter Bio: Kylie Duncan

Kylie Duncan is a Social Worker with over 20 years of experience as a counsellor with the majority of her career spent working in the field of grief and bereavement with individuals

and their families. Kylie currently works in Palliative care in Northern NSW. She has extensive experience in counselling, group work and providing education with expertise in grief and bereavement, end of life issues, compassion fatigue and self care.

Kylie is passionate about supporting people to remain connected and empowered as they move towards the end of their lives or as they support their loved ones as they move toward the end of their lives.

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday May 23rd, 2018


Tasmania - 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST
South Australia -  2:30 - 4:00pm ACST
Queensland - 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST
Northern Territory - 2:00 - 3:30pm ACST
Western Australia -  1:00 - 2:30pm AWST
Victoria - 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST
New South Wales - 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST       


Member: $50
Non Member: $75

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs. 

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms & Conditions

HFA’s program and program content is copyrighted. Its use and dissemination is restricted and unauthorized duplication is prohibited. Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. Individual Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast or DVD for personal viewing for 30 days after the webinar has concluded.

23/05/2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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