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Healthy Empathy®

How to Give Without Giving It All Away

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

8.5 CE Hours Available

Health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy provide better care with higher patient and client satisfaction. But empathic burnout and compassion fatigue are a constant presence in the working lives of health professionals and caregivers.

The most appropriate approach is not to expect more empathy from caregivers or health and healing professionals. The best approach is to make sure that their empathy is intentional, self-enriching, sustainable, and healthy.

Karla McLaren, MEd, and Tino Plank, MA, MSN, RN, bring twenty years of experience working on the groundbreaking model Healthy Empathy—a process that makes empathy understandable, accessible, and manageable.

This workshop is for mental health professionals. We will explore the Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model developed by Karla McLaren, M.Ed., and we’ll learn many ways to access healthy empathy in our workplace and in our lives. This fully realized model makes all of the processes in empathy easily accessible and manageable – and it makes workplace empathy intentional, sustainable, and healthy.

We’ll learn how to maintain and skillfully manage empathy in challenging situations and in the presence of intense emotions, specific practices, communication skills, and self-care skills to nurture healthy empathy at work, at home so that we can address compassion fatigue and prevent empathic burnout and maintain our well-being and productivity in any environment.

You will learn:

  • Identify, categorize, and articulate between and among the aspects of empathy and construct a mental model of how they interrelate
  • Practice and teach the self-care and empathy practices to create focus, relaxation, and healthy workplace empathy
  • Practice and teach the emotion regulation skill of Ethical Empathic Gossip to safely bring awareness to workplace issues that hinder empathy, productivity, and workflow
  • Explain any precautions, contraindications, or modifications needed when working in a high-empathy-demand environment
  • Identify hidden emotion work requirements and develop support structures to reduce burnout
  • Strategies to create and sustain healthy empathy in your work.
  • Specific, step-by-step development of the Six Essential Aspects of Empathy.
  • Focused strategies to engage or disengage specific aspects of empathy, depending on your situation and requirements.
  • A clear understanding of emotion work and its effect on empathy, communication, productivity, and health.
  • Skills and awareness practices to help your empathy thrive in challenging situations.
  • Communication techniques to help make your empathy intentional, sustainable, and healthy.
  • Practical skills to cultivate and support an emotionally well-regulated workplace.

You will take home a skill set you can use as a healthcare professional to perform skillful, sustainable empathic work.

Karla McLaren, MEd | Tino Plank, MA, MSN, RN

November 24 - 26, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

8.5 CE Credits available

$325 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

8.5 CE Hours Available

Health and healing professionals who demonstrate empathy provide better care with higher patient and client satisfaction. But empathic burnout and compassion fatigue are a constant presence in the working lives of health professionals and caregivers.

The most appropriate approach is not to expect more empathy from caregivers or health and healing professionals. The best approach is to make sure that their empathy is intentional, self-enriching, sustainable, and healthy.

Karla McLaren, MEd, and Tino Plank, MA, MSN, RN, bring twenty years of experience working on the groundbreaking model Healthy Empathy—a process that makes empathy understandable, accessible, and manageable.

This workshop is for mental health professionals. We will explore the Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model developed by Karla McLaren, M.Ed., and we’ll learn many ways to access healthy empathy in our workplace and in our lives. This fully realized model makes all of the processes in empathy easily accessible and manageable – and it makes workplace empathy intentional, sustainable, and healthy.

We’ll learn how to maintain and skillfully manage empathy in challenging situations and in the presence of intense emotions, specific practices, communication skills, and self-care skills to nurture healthy empathy at work, at home so that we can address compassion fatigue and prevent empathic burnout and maintain our well-being and productivity in any environment.

You will learn:

  • Identify, categorize, and articulate between and among the aspects of empathy and construct a mental model of how they interrelate
  • Practice and teach the self-care and empathy practices to create focus, relaxation, and healthy workplace empathy
  • Practice and teach the emotion regulation skill of Ethical Empathic Gossip to safely bring awareness to workplace issues that hinder empathy, productivity, and workflow
  • Explain any precautions, contraindications, or modifications needed when working in a high-empathy-demand environment
  • Identify hidden emotion work requirements and develop support structures to reduce burnout
  • Strategies to create and sustain healthy empathy in your work.
  • Specific, step-by-step development of the Six Essential Aspects of Empathy.
  • Focused strategies to engage or disengage specific aspects of empathy, depending on your situation and requirements.
  • A clear understanding of emotion work and its effect on empathy, communication, productivity, and health.
  • Skills and awareness practices to help your empathy thrive in challenging situations.
  • Communication techniques to help make your empathy intentional, sustainable, and healthy.
  • Practical skills to cultivate and support an emotionally well-regulated workplace.

You will take home a skill set you can use as a healthcare professional to perform skillful, sustainable empathic work.

Faculty Bio

Karla McLaren, MEd

Karla McLaren is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and empathy pioneer. Her lifelong work focuses on her grand unified theory of emotions, which revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy.

She is founder and CEO of Emotion Dynamics, LLC and the cocreator of the Healthy Empathy® training program for health and healing professionals.

Karla also developed the groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model that makes all of the processes in empathy easily understandable, accessible, and attainable. This fully realized model teaches people how to access, develop, and manage their empathy intentionally.

Karla is the author of The Art of Empathy: A Complete Guide to Life’s Most Essential Skill, The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You, and the multi-media online course Emotional Flow: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Emotions.

She is also a Certified Human Resources Administrator and a Certified Career Testing and Guidance Facilitator. Her research interests include sociology, linguistic anthropology, neurodiversity, and disability rights. Karla is also a lifelong singer and a cappella harmony arranger.

Tino Plank, MA, MSN, RN

Tino Plank has advanced degrees in nursing and multicultural spirituality, as well as an extensive background in program development and process improvement. Tino is a former nursing faculty member at the University of San Francisco, where he was at the forefront of integrating healthcare innovation into practice.

Tino currently works as a nurse educator in end-of-life care, with experience in hospice grief counseling. In those roles, he has witnessed both the beauty and the downside of empathy: empathy can empower caring interactions, yet if it isn’t healthy and intentional, it can contribute to professional burnout.

For over twenty years, Tino has worked with Karla McLaren to develop the Dynamic Emotional Integration® process. He has also been an instructor in postgraduate classroom and online environments for over ten years, and he is the cocreator of the Healthy Empathy® training program for health and healing professionals.

Tino is also a mixed media mask-maker, and he designs and build masks based on dream images.

Why Attend

  • Become a healthy and intentional empathic presence for those who need you with Karla McLaren’s groundbreaking Healthy Empathy model for health and healing professionals.

  • Empower yourself to give without giving it all away with a set of practices that helps you avoid compassion fatigue and empathic burnout.

  • Benefit from the wisdom of a social scientist and a nurse with a background in healthcare leadership and discover how to make workplace empathy a possibility for everyone.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    November 24

    7:30 PM–9:00 PM: Overview of the Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model and its application to healthcare professionals

    November 25
    6:30 AM-7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:00 AM to 10:30 AM: Deeper inquiry into the Six Essential Aspects model,         personal empathic inventory, and differentiation between compassion fatigue and empathic burnout

    10:30 AM-10:45 AM: BREAK

    10:45 AM-12:00 PM: Focus on specific workplace empathy requirements and the concept of emotion work

    12:00 PM-1:30 PM: LUNCH

    2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Communication skills and dyad work

    3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Self-empathy and self-care practices for work and home

    November 26

    6:30 AM-7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:00 AM-10:15 AM: Focus on the emotionally well-regulated workplace and specific supports for sustainable workplace empathy and emotion work

    10:15 AM-10:30 AM: BREAK

    10:30 AM-11:30 AM: Review, practice, and discussion about tangible

    applications in the workplace and at home

  • Prerequisites

    Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses.

     

  • Experience Level

    All levels.

  • CEs Available

    CE Hours Available

    This course has been approved for 8.5 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE. ($30 processing fee)

    Cancellations and Refunds
    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    Grievances
    Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.

    For questions or concerns, please email ginny.paige@1440.org.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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