Compassion Sharing is a communication tool that prioritizes well-being of medical professionals in real time on the job. View here to learn more...
Compassion Sharing is a theoretically informed, brief, low-impact peer-to-peer communication tool that helps medical professionals express impactful feelings–both positive and negative – that arise from compassionate caring of others. The model serves as a “container” for those feelings, supporting integration within a framework of greater compassion for all— and enabling one to carry on in one’s work.
It seeks to dissipate emotional build-up that can lead to exhaustion and cynicism, while increasing connection and work meaning.
Myth # 1
It takes too much time to debrief impactful feelings during the workday.
In actuality....with the Compassion Sharing framework, it only takes minutes.
Myth # 2
Talking about feelings during the workday opens up a floodgate of emotion that interferes with focus on work.
In actuality.....holding in impactful emotions hinders concentration and can brew and bottle over, contributing to decreased focus, even medical errors, and burnout.
Myth # 3
I can take care of myself on my own outside of the workday.
In actuality....yes...and...you deserve a workplace that holistically supports you as a compassionate human being, rather than putting the burden completely on you to deal with impactful feelings outside of work on your own.
Permission, Validation, Connection, and Grounding
Compassion Sharing is begun by the colleague in the role of Initiator, with a peer or peers joining in as Supporters to complete the four-step process. Experiencing an impactful feeling from compassionate care of patients is an opportunity for integration into more meaningful work, through the Compassion Sharing Model. With repetition over time, Compassion Sharing becomes ritualized to replenish one's cup and support carrying on fully present in one's workday.
In this course...
- You will have the opportunity to explore emotional awareness in depth for greater understanding and expression of compassion
- You will understand what secondary traumatic stress means, both from both a pragmatic standpoint and from your own personal view, and learn to apply this knowledge to boost your own resiliency and targeted self-care
- You will journey into deeper meaning and purpose in your work, from a lens of honoring your unique qualities and impactful moments in your career
- You will learn how to participate in Compassion Sharing, including training in both the role of the Initiator, who begins the process by expressing an impactful feeling, and as a Supporter, who completes the next steps in response to another’s shared experience