Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Instructor Peggy Mitchell Clarke
Product Id 601706
Duration 90 Minutes
Version Recorded
Original Price $295
Special Offer Price $10
Refund Policy
Access recorded version only for one participant; unlimited viewing for 6 months

Self-Care, Stress Management, and Burnout Prevention in Higher Education


Avoiding burnout requires a commitment to regular stress management, self-care, and leading a balanced life. When it comes to burnout, prevention is the best approach. This workshop will examine common sources of stress, the stress response, signs of stress, and the importance of self-care and social support. Burnout and compassion fatigue will also be addressed along with the lifestyle, work, and personality factors that contribute to burnout. Participants will learn stress management tools such as time-use analysis, mindfulness, and cognitive restructuring, and will practice simple and effective stress reduction techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, and guided imagery.

Why should you attend: Chronic stress can lead to physical problems such as headaches, stomach aches, and insomnia. If not addressed effectively, stress can lead to burnout, which is emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. High employee turnover and absenteeism are two signs of workplace burnout.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Common sources and signs of stress
  • Impact of stress on performance
  • Impact of stress on health
  • Signs of burnout
  • Stress vs. Burnout
  • Factors contributing to burnout
  • Compassion fatigue vs. compassion satisfaction
  • Time-use analysis
  • Time management
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Guided imagery
  • Emotion-focused and problem-focused coping
  • Resiliency

Who Will Benefit:
  • College Faculty, Staff, Administrators
  • Advisors
  • Counselors
  • Health Center staff
  • Disabilities/Accessibility Services Staff
  • Residence Life and Student Life Staff
  • Retention Specialists, At-Risk Population Specialists
  • First Year Experience/New Student Orientation Coordinators
  • Faculty Professional Development Coordinators
  • Human Resources Staff
  • Veteran Services
  • Behavioral Intervention Team

Speaker Profile
Dr. Peggy Mitchell Clarke is a clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, and retired psychology professor who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Clarke worked as a psychotherapist in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and served on the Colorado state board of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and as an executive officer for the Virginia and Rocky Mountain chapters of the Association of Black Psychologists. Her experience in higher education includes teaching psychology for 19 years at colleges and universities in Virginia and Colorado and serving as Director of Faculty Professional Development at Community College of Aurora and Associate Director of Career and Counseling Services at Christopher Newport University. She currently serves on the Behavioral Intervention Team at Community College of Aurora and is the President of Living Well Press, LLC, a mental health and wellness consulting firm and publishing company.

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