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Healthy Empathy®

How to Give Without Giving It All Away

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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.

You will explore:

  • Understanding empathy clearly and how to pinpoint your strengths and challenges
  • How to meet the needs of your patients, clients, and loved ones
  • Specific practices and communication skills to access and nurture your healthy empathy in the workplace, at home, and in all of your relationships
  • Ways to monitor and skillfully manage your empathy in challenging situations and in the presence of intense emotions
  • Self-care skills to maintain your well-being and productivity throughout your life.

You will take home a skill set you can use as a healthcare professional to perform skillful, sustainable empathic work while on the job or at home.

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

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

$ 325  Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

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.

You will explore:

  • Understanding empathy clearly and how to pinpoint your strengths and challenges
  • How to meet the needs of your patients, clients, and loved ones
  • Specific practices and communication skills to access and nurture your healthy empathy in the workplace, at home, and in all of your relationships
  • Ways to monitor and skillfully manage your empathy in challenging situations and in the presence of intense emotions
  • Self-care skills to maintain your well-being and productivity throughout your life.

You will take home a skill set you can use as a healthcare professional to perform skillful, sustainable empathic work while on the job or at home.

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

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    For healthcare professionals and caregivers

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

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

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

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

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
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.
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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