FREE Workshop by SPCU President Dr. Michael Layne: What is compassion fatigue?

What is Compassion Fatigue?

Center for Redirection invites you to a FREE workshop …

Compassion Fatigue:   The Stress of Caring Too Much presented by Dr. Michael Layne PhD, ThD, PACT, CRT

Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by those helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper.” Dr. Charles Figley.


What you will learn: Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled: Compassion Fatigue. While the effects of Compassion Fatigue can cause pain and suffering, learning to recognize and manage its symptoms is the first step toward healing.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Healthcare workers, EMS, Police, Fire, Veterinarians, Nursing home employees, Clergy and others who provide any level of care to people.


WHEN: Friday, Nov 3 @ Noon. Lunch provided


WHERE: Greensburg/Decatyur County Library 1110 E Main St, Greensburg OUR


GOAL: To provide each participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce the secondary impact of working with traumatized populations.


RSVP so we will have enough food and handouts. Call: 812-614-2160 or, email: Certificate of attendance will be issued.


Your presenter for this workshop: Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, PACT. Dr. Layne currently pastors FaithPoints Lutheran Church in Greensburg and has many years experience in the field of counseling having had a busy practice in Indianapolis and then devoting weekly hours to a Free Clinic in Shelbyville where he did clinical psych work under the managed care of Dr. Javier Aguilar. Layne developed the Center For Redirection as a place offering resources and consultation. Dr. Layne is president of St. Paul Christian University and its Covenant Divinity Seminary. Dr. Layne is a weekly columnist for the Greensburg Daily News and has authored two books. He successfully completed an Intensive Residency for Clergy at St. Vincent Stress Center, Indy and, is a Certified Pastoral Counselor.


Center for Redirection

P.O. Box 282

Greensburg, IN 47240-0280