Healthcare Providers

by | Aug 28, 2021

Re-igniting a sense of meaning and purpose: Evidence-based skills to address pandemic and professional burnout

 

Healthcare providers have some of the highest rates of burnout across professions. Living through COVID has only made this situation worse. They also have some of the lowest rates of help seeking. This program offers practical, real-life strategies to help address burnout and improve professional resiliency in healthcare providers. This workshop takes into account pandemic fatigue, how living through the pandemic has impacted us and how to move forward successfully through the next stages (e.g., “post vaccine”). In particular it addresses the issue that the antidote to burnout isn’t rest, it’s re-igniting a sense of meaning and purpose (e.g., “value based living”). Participants will be introduced to some of the latest empirically based skills and techniques that have been shown to improve well-being and sense of purpose. The workshop also focuses on the “how” (e.g., how to charge our batteries and engage in value-based living) rather than just the “what” of burnout treatment. 

Recommended length: 1 or 2 day workshop

Wellness Leadership – Training Leaders to Address Organizational Causes of Burnout

Burnout is not just an employee-level problem. There are well-established organizational causes of burnout. Wellness leadership training is designed to address system-level issues that cause burnout in leaders and their teams using the latest scientific information. Wellness Leadership combines best practices in leadership, communication, and psychological health and safety, to prevent burnout and increase engagement for high-performance leaders and teams. Through group workshops and individual coaching with work psychology experts, participants gain insight into their wellness and leadership styles and work to boost styles to match the needs of a situation.

Session topics include:
Matrix Model
Identifying Core Values
Work Stressors & Recovery
Building Psychological Safety
Work Relationships & Empathy Styles
Conflict Handling Styles
Having Difficult Conversations

Trauma Informed Leadership for the workplace  

Trauma is prevalent in our society.  Studies show that a large majority of the population has experienced trauma.  The National Council for Mental Well Being has found that at least 70% of Americans have been exposed to trauma.  Canadian research suggests that 76% of Canadian adults report being exposed to some form of trauma during their lifetime. In addition, COVID has been a source of trauma for many people.  From these numbers it would be difficult to imagine a workplace that does not have people affected by trauma.

 People suffering from trauma can feel overwhelmed, unable to cope, unable to trust and unable to work effectively in a team.  Trauma informed leadership teaches leaders best practices for creating a workplace environment in which employees who have experienced trauma can feel safe and have a sense of control, so they can re-engage and return to productivity. All skills are evidence based, drawn from best practices in trauma informed care, leadership, and psychological safety. The skills are also informed by the legal duties and obligations of employers to employees suffering from trauma related mental health challenges.

 Recommended length: 6-week training program 

 

Managing COVID-19 related Death and Grief for Frontline Workers

Frontline workers during COVID have been faced with an unprecedented amount of death and have experienced patients having more difficult deaths as a result of COVID. Yet most healthcare providers are never taught how to manage death or the unique ways grief shows up as a healthcare provider. This program offers evidenced based tools to deal with death, grief, and loss specially adapted for medical frontline providers.

Recommended length: 6 session workshop (1.5 hours per week)

 

Chronic Disease Management Skills for Healthcare Providers

There is an urgent need for healthcare providers to promote sustained health behaviour change in order to improve chronic disease management. Research shows that behaviour change improves health outcomes and that healthcare providers can make a meaningful impact on patients’ health behaviours. However, most health care providers have little training, and therefore low confidence in, behaviour change skills. This workshop provides concrete, applicable skills based on the latest research that healthcare providers can use to support health behaviour change and chronic disease management.

When offered as a two day workshop, we also include professional readiness training. This program is based on an evidence based program designed to provide healthcare providers skills to manage the stress of change and improve adoption of behaviour change skills into their clinical practice.

Recommended length: 1 or 2 day workshop

 

Professional Resiliency and Burnout Prevention

Healthcare providers have some of the highest rates of burnout across professions. They also have some of the lowest rates of help seeking. This program offers practical, real-life strategies to help prevent and cope with burnout and improve professional resiliency in healthcare providers. Participants will be introduced to some of the latest empirically based skills and techniques that have been shown to improve well-being and resiliency. In particular, participants will learn to recognize and manage what “gets in the way” of engaging in the self-care they already know they “should be doing.”

Recommended length: 1 day workshop

Please fill out the form below if you are interested to register for any of the above-mentioned workshops or to request a workshop for your organization:

 

 

Individual Therapy/Consultation:

Dr. Lee-Baggley also specializes in individual therapy and consultation for healthcare workers. Contact drleebaggleyinfo@gmail.com to request services or find out more information.

Additional Resource:

We also recommend you to purchase Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley’s book called “Healthy Habits Suck” as a great evidence-based self-help book.

Salad instead of steak? Working out? Skipping that second beer or glass of wine? Healthy habits are THE WORST.

If you’re someone who gets up every morning and can’t wait for your run, considers eating sweet potatoes a splurge, and sets aside thirty minutes before work to meditate—this book isn’t for you. If you’re someone who thinks about getting up to go for a run but goes back to sleep, regrets last night’s dinner of fast food, and can barely get to work on time—let alone meditate—then this book will help you find the motivation you’ve been looking for to live your healthiest life, even when you don’t want to.

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