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The Empathy Dilemma: Overcoming Burnout and Fatigue
Saturday, 16 November 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Discover how our natural empathy is both the source and solution of burnout and fatigue. Most of us will experience a point where we just want it all to stop. Even tasks we’re passionate about can become too daunting and we shy away or do them with a sense of obligation or resentment. It happens personally and professionally when caring for loved ones, clients, patients or students and is preventing a lot of talented people from their potential. When this burnout and fatigue strikes, there are steps we can take to get back on course and it’s simpler than you might think.
Discover how the empathy that calls us to become good parents, teachers, carers and people can make or break us if we don’t understand it properly. Join us for a fascinating and practical combination of modern research findings and ancient practices to help you be at your best and still give your best to others.
Corey is a PhD student researching the application of traditional meditation techniques to a modern understanding of mental distress. He worked many years as a Tibetan-English translator of Buddhist philosophy and has a degree in Sanskrit and Psychology. It’s a unique set of skills that facilitate his passion of making scientific and contemplative understanding relevant in the modern world.
The workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as providing a deeper look at the psychology and training underlying this unique synthesis of Buddhist and psychological approaches. The afternoon will include practical techniques, relaxation and meditation, and the cream of recent western studies.