Today is the day: Compassion in Balance is now open for registration!
I created Compassion in Balance, a unique six week online program, because I want animal care workers to have access to the tools and resources that will help them to be well, while they do good work.
This is the class I wish I'd had, back when I was working at the animal shelter!
Compassion in Balance is designed to help animal care workers better understand compassion fatigue, learn to manage their stress, engage in self-care practices, and increase their resiliency. Each week we dig into one of six strategies that research has shown reduces and transforms compassion fatigue-related stress.
Class kicks off on Monday, February 9th, 2015.
Enrollment is now open!
You can participate in the class wherever you are. You can do it at home, any time of day, and you don’t even need to get out of your pajamas to join in. The course is all online and accessible 24-7.
You can read much more about CiB, including who this class is for, what we'll cover each week, and my answers to your FAQs right here.
To celebrate the launch of Compassion in Balance I'm offering the class for $99. The regular price for future sessions will be $149. So it's more than 30% off right now. Woot!
And, because I want to keep this class a safe, supportive environment, I'm limiting enrollment to just 30 students.
As a thank you for subscribing to my e-letters, you get first dibs to enroll! I won't be sharing the class with the general public until the end of the week. Which makes you first in line to sign up. Holla!
Want to be of those 30 people?
Visit my site to read more about the class, think about it, and then enroll. I don't want you to rush into signing up for the class without really knowing what you're getting into!
As I explain on my site, the class is focused on building self-awareness and doing personal work that is reflective and honest. It can be emotionally challenging at times. So before you hit "yes, please!", take five minutes to read my detailed class description over here and decide if it's the right fit for you.
Here's what Lauren, an animal shelter worker who just finished up the class, had to say about CiB:
"When I first started this course, I would rush through my 10-hour shifts in a tizzy, feeling like I couldn't catch my breath and getting so wrapped up in the panic of "I have to do all of this right this minute!" that I'd completely lost sight of why I wanted to work at a shelter in the first place. I wasn't connecting with the animals, I resented my coworkers, and I was just plain depleted and depressed.
Compassion in Balance offers a fantastic step-by-step approach to help you figure out where you need to give yourself a little more love and support, how to exercise self-compassion on a daily basis (even when you really don't want to), why self-care is so very crucial in the animal welfare world, and ways to integrate good self-care into your daily routine so that it becomes a habit.
There are still stressful moments at work, but now I give myself space to breathe, which enables me to prioritize really being there for each animal I work with. I check in with myself regularly to see what's going well and where I need a little boost, and it's been amazing to see that I can still accomplish everything I had been doing before but with a sense of ease and connection rather than a sense of frustration and 'never enough'."
This made my heart burst when I read it because this is why I built the class. I want this for all of you.
Ok, now go on and take a look at CiB to see if it's right for you!
Sending you a love-filled high five,