Self-Empathy: Transforming Burnout Into Resilience
Level One Partner Workshop With Marion Little, Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) Certified Trainer
Part One: Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Part Two: Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.
Are you exhausted, over-extended, and wishing for even a few moments of respite? Does it seem like your usual self-care efforts are falling flat? Are you burning out and wishing for a way to tap into your natural resilience? Is it hard to believe there’s any resilience left to tap into?
Join us for this workshop, where you will identify ways to mitigate stress factors and increase possibilities for resilience and growth. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified our experiences of stress, trauma, and isolation, increasing mental health challenges across the general population. Entire teams, from frontline to administration, are struggling to alleviate the increasingly relentless distress of clients, co-workers, the community at large, and our own inner experiences. With this context in mind, you will develop ways to deepen your experiences of respite and connection, within yourself and with others. You will leave with practical strategies to engage your own inherent resilience, rejuvenate your sense of purpose, and persist as a compassionate professional.
This workshop is based on the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process for conflict resolution developed by Marshall Rosenberg. The presentation will include lecture, small group discussions, and evidence-based activities to deepen your experiential understanding. Participants will be guided through a private self-empathy practice in real-time to offer some immediate relief.
- Identify antecedent and exacerbating factors for stress and burnout among caring professions.
- Identify evidence-based methods for mitigating stress, recovering from burnout, and fostering growth.
- Become familiar with structural and personal protective factors
- Apply Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles and processes to practice self-empathy and engage resilience. These include:
- More accurately and precisely noticing your personal warning system,
- Focusing more clearly on what matters most to you in any given moment,
- Extending compassion towards yourself, and
- Developing satisfying needs-based strategies for respite, recovery, and rejuvenation.
- Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $59.00*
- Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $79.00*
- Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $99.00*
*Plus Eventbrite’s fee.
Who should attend this workshop series?
This workshop series is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.
How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop series has been capped at 35 participants.
What is a level one partner workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is being put on by another organization or individual with the support of A Question of Care. It is also being offered at a more basic, 101 level, though it can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their experience.
Will I receive a certificate for attending?Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.
Will these sessions be recorded?
No, these sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants. The session slides, however, will be sent out.
What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.
The cost of this workshop series has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.
- 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Thursday, August 11, 2022
- 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Thursday, August 18, 2022
Marion LittleMA Dispute Resolution, CNVC Certified Trainer
Marion (she/her) is a seasoned facilitator & social service professional specializing in institutional violence prevention & response. She devotes herself to fostering community resilience & safe sanctuary for individuals, in relationships, & in systems. Her programs focus on facilitated dialogues, conflict coaching, communication skills, & peer-to-peer listening. She provides training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), & NVC-based mediation & restorative/ transformative justice processes. At the university level, she’s taught courses in dispute resolution, ethics & reflective practice, collaborative leadership, & non-profit management. She’s served as executive director for charities addressing youth homelessness, affordable childcare, & peer-to-peer supports for sex workers. She’s also co-authored an internationally adopted violence prevention/ response policy which increases safeguards for 85 million Anglicans, stood as an accredited Observer to the UN Commission for the Status of Women, and testified before parliamentary committee as an expert witness on gender-based violence. Marion digs in a small food forest, tends a Black Oak Savannah wildflower garden, writes essays, mosaics broken things, collages paper scraps, & paints pictures just north of Pemdashdakota/ Rice Lake near the mouth of the Ottonabee Odoonabii-ziibi.