Burnout & Compassion Fatigue: Awareness, Prevention, and Tools for Teachers and Helping Professionals

Burnout & Compassion Fatigue: Awareness, Prevention, and Tools for Teachers and Helping Professionals

Presented by Jade Mathiscyk, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Workshop Facilitator

About: The purpose of this workshop is to support the amazing educators in our district and surrounding area. While you have been consistently supporting students with their own mental health and needs, my hope is that educators will have a space to understand the importance of their own self-care and find ways to support themselves inside and outside of the classroom.

While attending this workshop you will identify areas of stress and burnout, and learn how to support yourself moving forward.  This workshop will include a combination of experiential learning and science-based insights, providing tools and resources to recover from and prevent Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. This workshop is intended to support teachers and other helping professionals with additional tools to continue the valuable work they are already doing. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Bringing awareness and understanding to Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • The effects on teachers and helping professionals. 
  • Learning to recognize the signs and symptoms with ways to recover
  • Drawing from mindfulness and self-compassion techniques
  • Creating a self-care plan and exploration of different exercises to protect oneself in everyday life. 

 Resources Provided:

  • Workbook including Self-care Resources & Wheel of Life Handout
  •  Tools supporting self-compassion practices, mindfulness, & somatic resources
  •  Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Assessment

Who is this for?

This workshop is for Teachers or Educational Professionals working in elementary or secondary schools. 

Note: this workshop will be offered in the afternoon session as well.

Target Audience



10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session is full.

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

This session is full.


  • Desired Healing Centre
    Jade Mathiscyk

    Jade Mathiscyk is the owner of Desired Healing Centre. The Centre offers counselling and wellness workshops to support learning, and healing, along with bringing a trauma-informed approach. Jade is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Workshop Facilitator, Mother, and Wife. She has over 15 years of experience with complex trauma and chronic ailments, which is where her passion for supporting others was inspired. She has once been where her clients have been. 

    Her husband is also a teacher. Over the last decade, she has witnessed the hard work, care, and dedication it takes to be a teacher, as well as the risks of burnout and compassion fatigue that are faced with the care that teachers and helping professionals give to others on a daily basis. Jade is passionate about creating an opportunity to support teachers and helping professionals who may be suffering from Burnout or Compassion Fatigue. Jade offers support, tools, and resources, that will encourage you to put self-care at the forefront so that you can care for others at your best.