For a 30-minute video workshop on preventing burnout,
Burnout Prevention Resources
Click below for the presentation powerpoint of the above video, a list of recommended resource links, and resilience building activities called Self Care for Safe Care.
Bouncing Back: The Art of Building Resilience.
We have talked a lot about stress that COVID has added to our personal and professional lives. You’ve likely practiced some new and old ways of coping that allow you to bounce back and move forward despite it. But what about prolonged feelings of fatigue, questioning whether you can or should continue in your professional and personal roles? These are signs you might be feeling burned out. It’s a logical outcome of enduring the extra demands and stressors that COVID has brought to folks...
We usually choose activities and even careers that help us feel useful. COVID and other stressful things in the world have caused us to question how much purpose we actually have beyond just to “keep going.” It turns out having purpose is pretty important – for our mental and physical health and our overall well-being. The good news is, we can renew and find our purpose again with very little effort. Today, notice the ways you are helpful to others and stop to take that in. Expressing...
Now that we see some hope on the horizon, deaths are lower, and COVID seems much more under control, why do we experience renewed sadness? You probably understood that working in senior care facilities meant you would experience the death of residents. We’ve talked about how even with this expectation, any death is a loss that has an impact. Any new loss is a trigger for grief as a normal reaction. Sometimes when we see progress and experience relief from loss and other stressors, it becomes...
Meet Dr. Alyson VanAhn
Alyson VanAhn Ph.D. LP, Psychologist, Associated Clinic of Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.
This project was sponsored by a LeadingAge MN Foundation grant through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.