Empathy Fatigue and Cultivating Compassion
Learn how to use compassion to sustain your energy and avoid empathy fatigue
Following on from the upheaval of the global pandemic, layered with recent climate crises, political tension and war, many teams are currently experiencing a new level of fatigue in workplaces. It's quite likely that our emotional 'tanks' are already running low during this prolonged period of change and uncertainty where self-care and wellbeing practices can easily slip. So, when leaders and team players engage in feeling another person's pain, stress, or anxiety during a challenging time - it can deplete their reserves and lead to a phenomenon known as empathic distress fatigue.
Demonstrating empathy - essentially feeling what another person is feeling - can drain our own emotional reserves. These reserves are limited, and require renewal through our proactive wellbeing and self-care strategies, such as taking breaks, expressing gratitude, and eating and sleeping well.
During this program, our expert facilitator will guide you through how to:
- Discuss the difference between empathy and compassion
- Discover how developing compassion can reduce empathy fatigue
- Develop practical strategies and actionable practices to increase your compassion
This targeted, science-based program is delivered live by our expert facilitators as a workshop, webinar or virtual classroom. We provide tech support, a playbook and follow-up email to promote learning and action.
Remember, if you or someone you know needs help, it's important to talk to a trusted health professional, or contact