Part three advanced adaptations

Part Three Advanced Adaptations in Trauma-Informed Care

This is a one day advanced continuing education intensive that takes practitioners through a research-based trauma-informed exploration of professional burnout, and secondary and vicarious trauma. You'll learn several evidence-based strategies for resolving burnout and secondary trauma at a personal and organisational level. Several healing modalities are discussed which equips you with a range of options for personal healing as well as opportunities to help your clients find the healing modality that meets their personal and cultural needs.

Open to all practitioners

This is an independent learning unit that can be taken in conjunction with Part One Foundations and Part Two Skills or may be taken independently at any time for professional development.

"I learned a lot about myself and my work. I have started to look for further ways to offer help for parents who are dealing with trauma or loss. At any time, I could count on Billie’s support. I thank her from my heart for this great work."

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1. Addressing burnout in the maternity care setting

  • You'll learn the three characteristics of burnout and how it specifically impacts clinician wellness and client care.


2. Physician burnout

  • Physician burnout is precipitated by three primary sources of stress and three that are specific to OBGYNs. You'll be able to identify how these stressors are impacting you.


3. Midwife burnout

  • Sources of burnout are different for midwives and we'll look at the primary stressors for midwives as well as the incidence and impact of primary and secondary trauma.


4. Nurse burnout

  • Burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma weave throughout nursing literature. In all cases, the nurse suffers in terms of personal health, professional satisfaction, and client care. We'll look at the three primary sources of burnout for nurses.


5. Doula burnout

  • Burnout amongst doulas is very high and is precipitated by four main stressors. In this section we'll explore the role of the midwife-doula and nurse-doula relationship in the experience of doula burnout. Identifying the 4 primary sources of doula burnout. Doulas will be introduced to the primary resilience factor that is most protective against burnout.


6. Strategies for overcoming professional burnout

  • Addressing burnout must occur at multiple levels. In this session, you'll learn about seven workplace strategies that are proven to reduce provider burnout. You'll explore the five categories for building resilience and will learn how to increase your emotional intelligence as a protective measure against burnout. You'll discern between sympathy and empathy and understand the differences between cognitive and affective empathy. You'll develop the skills needed to employ the most effective type of empathy that improves both client and clinician wellness and reduces burnout. 


7.  Strategies for recovery from trauma, PTSD, and burnout

  • Fortunately, research has gifted us with information and continuing education on how to facilitate recovery from trauma, PTSD, and burnout. You'll discover what the science says about targeted nutrition for recovery and you'll be able to develop a cross-cultural nutrition plan for self and clients. You'll learn about various trauma-specific therapies, how to improve sleep for the trauma-injured brain, and how prayer and meditation may or may not facilitate recovery. You will leave this session with advanced skills in trauma-informed care and will be filled with hope for your own professional well-being as well as hope for the recovery of your clients.

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Part Three Advanced Adaptations in Trauma-Informed Care

9am - 5pm

Hamilton, Ontario

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Coming soon

Part Three Advanced Adaptations in Trauma-Informed Care

Stay tuned for an upcoming workshop at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

9am - 5pm

Hamilton, Ontario