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Compassion Without Fatigue: Workshop/Seminar

Does your work entail significant or ongoing stress? Have you ever found yourself feeling completely exhausted as a caregiver or traumatized by another’s pain? We invite you to join us for a practical, interactive, best practice training to support your own resilience.

Compassion Without Fatigue:
Mindfulness, Boundaries,
and the Practice of Empathy

Participants will gain a conceptual framework for:

  • The differences between secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout
  • Ways we develop secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout—and how to recover
  • The relationship between mindfulness, boundaries, empathy, and resilience

Participants will walk away with protective strategies:

  • Mindfulness practices
  • Tools to reinforce intra-personal boundaries
  • Rapid Resets to use when triggered in the moment
  • Practicing empathy as a skill (vs. feeling) to protect your emotional reserves
  • Rituals of Release for personal vitality

Resources include:

  • Bibliography with primary sources
  • Screening/assessment tools
  • Secondary trauma risk factors and protective factors
  • Symptoms of compassion fatigue
  • Red flags for burnout
  • Benefits of mindfulness
  • Suggestions for further study


  • Host: Rev. Stephen Griffith, Spirit Care and Advocacy.
  • Keynote: Rev. Roxanne Pendleton, MDiv & Andrea Dalton, MA, MT-BC Center for Trauma Informed Innovation, Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, MO.

Registration includes a light lunch served at 11:00

This training provides three (3) contact hours, CEU applicable for most professions.

Presenter Bios:

  • Rev. Roxanne Pendleton spent 23 years working in diverse ministry settings, including local churches, hospice, and hospitals, where she developed an abiding interest in healing trauma. In 2014, her expertise led to a job at Truman Medical Centers Behavioral Health Acute Care units where Roxanne developed training and special projects to support the resiliency of staff and patients alike. In 2017, she moved into her current position as Senior Projects Coordinator for the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation where she and her colleagues provide consultation, training, and facilitation support to organizations and individuals seeking to advance compassion, resilience, and wellbeing.
  • Andrea Dalton, MA, MT-BC, worked as a music therapist in inpatient mental health and residential nursing facilities for 12 years prior to joining the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation. She established and continues to serve as the director of the music therapy internship in the inpatient behavioral health units at Truman Medical Centers. She draws on her experiences in trauma-sensitive clinical services and program development to provide training and consultation to advance compassion, resilience, and well-being.

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