As we head into the end of the year it is time to celebrate our efforts and nurture ourselves to garner energy for a fresh beginning for 2020.
‘Burnout’ is a complicated phenomenon, the result of a combination of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, moral distress and sheer overload from the incredibly hectic lives many of us lead. So, what is the solution? How do we unpack the contributing factors so that we can find a path forward? How do we become, or continue to be, healthy, grounded professionals who also have a life?
Although recent research shows that the best solutions to burnout reside in helping improve working conditions, this does not mean that we, as professionals, are helpless. We cannot blame our workplaces entirely for our stress – we also need to take personal responsibility.
Katrina Bercov will be joining us to offer some insight to possible strategies and ideas to support our own steps toward better self care. How do we use the end of the year as a time for rest and renewal creatively, physically and psychologically?
PROVOCATUER – Katrina Bercov is Director of Evolve Events, integrating a tertiary background in Business and Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Training & Development). Katrina brings many years of experience in the mental health sector, including four years managing training and events for peak body the WA Association for Mental Health where she established Western Australia’s largest mental health training curriculum and the inaugural WA Mental Health Conference.
A Human Development specialist, Katrina is now the key program designer at Evolve having worked in a variety of management and education roles across the community sector, government and business.
Creative Recovery Network and Community Arts Network WA (CAN) have partnered to present this series of online conversations, designed to support the practice conversations and self-care of community arts and cultural development practitioners in Western Australia.