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Empathy/Compassion Fatigue and “Burnout”: A Mindful Resilience Guide for Classroom Teachers, Counselors and Psychologists

Trumbull Career and Technical Center (TCTC) in conjunction with

PsychEdWorkshops and Ashland University present:

Empathy/Compassion Fatigue and “Burnout”: A Mindful Resilience
Guide for Classroom Teachers, Counselors and Psychologists

Stress, empathy/compassion fatigue, and burnout exist on a spectrum. All professionals experience stress and
can learn self-care techniques to dissipate its effects. When stress begins to take a toll, we move into a state of
depletion called empathy/compassion fatigue. This class is designed to help you identify and understand the
difference between pity, empathy and compassion and mindfully use self-regulation practices to build resilience
and inner resources. These practices will help you re-energize yourself so you can “be your best” for your
students, clients, and family. You will also learn how to integrate your mind and body to promote a “state of
flow” and a sense of physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Concepts that will be reviewed and
discussed include self-compassion, active hope, mindfulness, brain anatomy, homeostasis, breath-work, the four
basic mindsets, co-regulation, the power of intention, and more. Case studies with helpful suggestions and
classroom activities for enhanced learning will also be discussed.

Required audio CD (available first day of class for $14.95): “Guided Integrative Mindfulness Meditations,”
Michael S. Prokop, audio CD, ISBN: 0-933879-55-5, also available at . Not required but
suggested reading, “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss, ISBN: 978-0-943015-53-8. Also go to for healing strategies.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024: 4:00 pm-9:00pm and Saturday: June 15, 2024: 8:00am-5:00pm
TCTC, Room #AE177, 528 Educational Highway, Warren, OH 44483

*1 Graduate Credit Hour $360; Audit/public registration fee for non-credit participants, $150.

Michael S. Prokop, Consulting School Psychologist, Board Certified Professional Counselor,
Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association, Instructor (330.766.2492) [email protected]

Graduate Credit & Audit Registration* Wednesday June 12th (first night of class) Graduate
credit students-payment by check/credit card (all major credit cards accepted) to Ashland University;
Audit students checks payable to Alegra House.

*Pre-registration required e-mail Michael Prokop at [email protected] or call/text 330.766.2492 (Provide:
name, address, phone number, e-mail) Space is limited, pre-register early, class open to public.