Battling Burnout: Caring for Yourself and Others Amidst Turbulent Times

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Kelley Bonner, L.C.S.W., M.A.; Founder, Burn Bright

We’re all feeling at least a little burned out these days. After all, we’re living through a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic. But for marginalized communities, burnout is further underpinned by severe economic and social inequalities. This workshop will explore the topic of burnout from a social justice perspective, and will provide specific steps that you can take to be a positive change agent, without exhausting your physical and mental wellbeing. You will learn about:

  • The physical and emotional impact of race-based trauma, including exposure to traumatic rhetoric and acts of violence
  • Resources and strategies to help reduce, prevent, and recover from burnout and secondary traumatic stress
  • Ways to shift fear-based thinking and behavior into meaningful societal contributions