Burning Up While Burning Out: Stress Management for Professionals

Burning Up While Burning Out: Stress Management for Professionals

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Professionals, regardless of specialty and work setting, are under more stress than ever, as evidenced by increases in demand, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay.


With increases in demand for qualitative services and diminishing resources, workers and organisations are more vulnerable than ever to compassion fatigue and burnout.  Hence, practitioners need to be aware of fatigue and burnout signs and know how to prevent both in order to serve their clients effectively and enjoy a healthy work/life balance.


This training will help you learn about compassion fatigue and burnout, become aware of stressors that lead to these conditions, and develop methods for managing and preventing them.  Resources and strategies for preventing burnout are provided throughout.  Participants will create individualized compassion fatigue management and burnout prevention plans.


The focus will be on:

  • Comparing the two conditions of burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Specific triggers
  • Awareness of key signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Techniques for managing stressors and their consequences
  • Key stress factors that include physical, emotional, mental and behavioural symptoms
  • The impacts of stress on fatigue and burnout , along with how the brain and body interact in the stress response system
  • Strategies for maintaining a healthy body and brain as well as improving the brain body connection.


Participants will learn about recognizing fatigue in others, how to deal with work conflicts, and how to address lack of motivation.  Finally, an antidote to addressing stress, managing fatigue, and preventing burnout will be suggested in the general form of compassion built through a new framework the presenter calls “Integrative Resilience.”


This course will help you learn valuable concepts, research, strategies, and solutions for changing your relationship to stress and thereby improving compassion, managing fatigue, and preventing burnout and to creating improved work/life balance.

Learning Objectives


  1. Understand burnout, stress and compassion fatigue
  2. Identify symptoms and causes
  3. Learn original theory and key concepts for managing
  4. Explore strategies and solutions
  5. Create individual compassion training and burn-up plans


Program Outline:


Module 1: Stress, Compassion Fatigue & Burnout

  1. Burned Out Early On
  2. The Epidemic of Burnout
  3. What is Burnout?
  4. The Role of Stress
  5. Signs & Symptoms
  6. Understanding Compassion Fatigue
  7. Causes of Compassion Fatigue
  8. Underlying Beliefs
  9. The Continuum of Scare


Module 2: Theory & Research

  1. Resilience & Integration
  2. What is Compassion?
  3. Scaling Compassion
  4. Conflict within Compassion
  5. Workplace Conflict & Connection
  6. Compassion Studies
  7. Self-Compassion
  8. The Confused Brain
  9. The Compassion Body
  10. Compassion Body Brain Connection


Module 3: Strategies, Interventions, & Inventions

  1. The Basic & Practical
  2. Reframing the Narrative
  3. Co-worker Fatigue Intervention
  4. Conflict Resolution
  5. Mentoring
  6. Find your ZENS
  7. Mind/Body Care
  8. Personal & Work Compassion Strategies
  9. Motivation – Burning Up!
  10. Compassion Coaching & Training for the Workplace
  11. Mental Health & Advocacy

Howard Baumgarten (MA, LPC)  is a lecturer at the University of Colorado, author, consultant, speaker, wellness and small business-training expert, and an Accredited Professional Counsellor.
He is the founder of Smart Practice Central, a healthcare business-building platform that values intelligent, ethical, and clinically minded practice development. He provides clinical practice business consultation and trainings to private practices and healthcare agencies throughout the USA.
Howard is an accomplished lecturer and he lectured throughout the USA on the integration of mental health, wellness and business, focusing on practice development, working within managed care system. He is the author of Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals, a guide to starting and successfully managing mental health practice, published in 2017.

In 2003, he developed and implemented the practice building business curriculum in a graduate level-counselling program at the University of Colorado, where he taught this curriculum for twelve years.
Howard routinely consults and trains businesses and organizations across a variety of industries in work/life wellness, including managing stress, building resilience, creating balance, burnout prevention, teamwork, conflict resolution and other topics.  He has been quoted for his work with physicians and healthcare professionals around burnout prevention in Medical Economics Journal.  Howard’s work has led him toward a passion for researching and understanding compassion and human resilience, thus creating his practice model of “Integrative Resilience Theory,” an approach to change and growth in which cultivating compassion is a key component.Howard’s work has led him toward a passion for researching and understanding compassion and human resilience, thus creating his practice model of “Integrative Resilience Theory,” an approach to change and growth in which cultivating compassion is a key component.

This online workshop will give you instant access to 3 sessions of video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as downloadable PowerPoint slides. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


The duration of this workshop is 6 learning hours.  A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing a short multiple-choice assessment test. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.