Understanding Burnout Through the Lens of Compassion
Take the CourseUnderstanding Burnout Through the Lens of Compassion
Start Date10 November 2023
End Date31 December 2023
The Understanding Burnout Through the Lens of Compassion workshop explores how burnout differs from normal stress and chronic stress, on a physiological and psychological level.
Understand burnout as both a clinical and an occupational disease and look at factors that lead to burnout.
There is an increasing prevalence of burnout amongst healthcare workers and individuals in the helping professions. This online workshop positions compassion as an important tool in preventing and managing burnout.
This workshop simplifies complex concepts behind burnout and equips participants with tools, protection methods, and self-compassion in the face of burnout culture.
Is this workshop for you?
This workshop is targeted at professionals and students in industries that place high work demands on individuals.
Dates and Registration
Class of 2023 November: on demand
Participants can register at any time and move through the workshop content within 5 days. Watch the live workshop recording and complete the online journal articles and multiple-choice questionnaire.
This CPD workshop has been designed for participants wanting to understand burnout and build skills to prevent and manage burnout. Once you have completed the course, you will receive a digital certificate of completion.
The certificate serves as evidence of your new skills and knowledge and can be used to demonstrate your commitment to professional development.
Attend a live online session, or watch the recording, and complete an online reading and assessment.
HPCSA registered professionals will receive 3 CPD points [3 CEU Continuing Education Units points] upon successful completion of the workshop.
Introduction: Introduction of topic overview of workshop
- Clinical burnout
- Burnout as an occupational disease
- Disease vs Syndrome
- Stress physiology
- Differences seen in burnout
- Stress and psychological effect
- Different course observed in burnout
Causes of Burnout
- Individual factors
- Organisational factors
Phases in the development of burnout
- Lack of recovery
- Physiological changes
- Chronic stress
- Reduced motivation
- The science of compassion
- Principles of self-compassion
- Practice of compassion and its effect
By the end of the workshop participants will:
- Gain awareness around clinical burnout as it is understood in psychology.
- Appreciate the shift towards understanding burnout as an environmental / workplace problem and therefore must be seen in totality.
- Understand the changes that occur in a person with burnout, including the physiological and psychological changes.
- Be able to appreciate the challenges with diagnosis and management of burnout.
- Know the phases that a person goes through from a healthy individual to full-blown burnout.
- Learn effective ways to prevent and manage burnout.
Dr. Lerato Motshudi completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology and physiology and a medical degree through the University of Pretoria. She practised as a medical doctor in the public sector, mines and the military before joining Alexander Forbes as the Head of corporate wellness. Lerato is now the Medical Manager at Netcare Akeso, supporting their 14 mental health facilities.
Understand factors that lead to burnout.
Build skills to prevent and manage burnout.
Equip yourself with self-compassion to protect against burnout.