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VSRG Compassion Fatigue
December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CST
Join us for an opportunity to connect with other military/ and veteran spouses/partners to learn more about compassion fatigue and how to combat it. So what is compassion fatigue? It is often referred to as the negative cost of caring, experienced by many caregivers (and you don't have to identify as a caregiver to be one – you just have to care). It can take on some of the same symptoms as PTSD, and leave us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.
As we approach the stress of the holidays, it becomes critical that we take intentional steps to care for ourselves. Caring shouldn’t hurt, so in this session, participants will learn more about compassion fatigue signs and symptoms, share their own experiences with burnout, and discuss strategies to combat compassion fatigue and prioritize our own wellness. This session’s content will pull from our Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG) curriculum, and give you a little taste of the support from the larger program.
Please note that in order to maintain an intimate, collaborative discussion environment, we are keeping the registration cap number small. To ensure that all those wishing to participate are able to attend, please only register if you plan to attend the session. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, impacting your schedule, so if you register and find that you are unable to attend, you will be able to cancel your registration at any time – this will open up your slot for others to join.
It is also recommended that you have the ability to show your camera during the session if able and comfortable, to make the session feel more like the in-person sessions.
Note: To be eligible for this group you must be the spouse or partner of an active duty service member or post-service veteran. If you have been a past participant in the V-SRG program, you are still eligible to join this session.
We ask that you please join the chat at the scheduled start time. If you join later than 15 minutes, the leader reserves the right to not admit you into the session if they feel it will disrupt the group. If no one joins the chat within the first 15 minutes, the leader will cancel the chat.