Self-Care at Work:
A Series on Strategies for Health and Wellbeing
Working on the front lines of heath care and behavioral health is exciting, fulfilling and gratifying. It can also be demanding, stressful, and overwhelming. Long hours working with people who are struggling to stay healthy while dealing with lots of personal, economic, and social challenges can really take its toll.
Feeling Run Down And Struggling With Work-Life Balance?
In the business of helping people, our to-do lists are long, the people we work with need us, and there never seem to be enough hands and resources to go around. As helpers, we tend to let ourselves be a last priority. Work is hard, life is hard, and continuing to show up for both feeling the all-too-common signs of burnout and compassion fatigue can leave us in a tough spot.
We invite you to attend any - or all - of our five self-care workshops. These sessions focus on ways to live with joy, safety, and compassion for oneself. This translates to greater productivity and workplace satisfaction to be at our best for our clients - without sacrificing ourselves in the process.
Each session will leave you with a spark of hope, a sense of community, and a plan for ongoing well-being. These workshops are accompanied by optional monthly community of practice meetings to check in with the trainers and other participants about what is working and what else you can try.
NEON's self-care workshops will help you explore some easy-to-implement strategies to build resilience. With new ideas, connections, and resources you will find new energy and enthusiasm in work and life.
Strategies for Workplace Wellness
Take Care of Yourself...
Explore strategies for personal and workplace wellness.
Learn what compassion fatigue is, how it differs from burnout and the roles of both the workplace and the worker in addressing it. Come out of this session understanding the similarities, differences, and connections between burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious and personal trauma. By the end, you will know the signs of compassion fatigue and burnout and develop a personal plan for self-care. 3 hours.
Workshop is $100 or $25 with Scholarship. Apply for Scholarship below.
How do I register?
A workshop on self-care, brain states and safety, the benefits of therapy, and how fellowship and spirituality will help you find new ways to achieve wellbeing. First, we learn about the science behind our brains and how our efforts on the outside keep our insides healthy. Then we dig into strategies, options, making time for and resources for this inside job! 90 minutes.
There is real science behind the benefits of physical movement and rest to the brain and how we problem solve, regulate, learn, and heal. This session will include many strategies, options, and ways to prioritize time to rest, recharge, move, and groove. 90 minutes.
Set Your Scene
Learn how to keep your work and life spaces as productive, safe, healthy, and fun as possible. First, we’ll discuss the brain science of physical space, smells, sounds and environment. Then, we’ll explore transition rituals and trauma informed spaces. This workshop will offer information, resources, and options on how to set a scene in which to thrive. 90 minutes.
Coming in November
For the Fun of It
This workshop is all about fun! Being productive sometimes involves goofing off. The session will go over the science behind hobbies, humor, music, playing games, art, creativity, and laughter, and how it benefits your brain. Resiliency, wellbeing, learning, and problem-solving are just a few of the benefits from finding ways to unwind. 90 minutes.
Coming in November
Looking for more Support...
Join the Community
Put the techniques you learn into practice during our community meetings. These meetings are held once a month and anyone that has taken our self-care workshop or courses may join.
This is a safe place where everyone can talk about where they are in their self-care journey and any struggles they have at the moment.
Most participants find it relatable and comforting to learn that others are having similar struggles and to hear the creative ways they are showing up for themselves amongst the chaos of their lives.
We can’t wait to connect and grow with you!
Next upcoming Community Meeting session will be on October 24th, 2023 from 11:00am to 12:00pm PST. Contact Kinda Cable at [email protected] for more information.
*Apply for an iPad for use with your workshops and for your health and wellness needs
What our participants are saying...
"Everything about the training was meaningful to me. Learning about what compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burnout, moral distress, and trauma were including the signs of compassion fatigue were very meaningful and interesting at the same time. "
-Take Care of Yourself Participant
"Framing self-care as a ethical standard that we must abide instead of should abide by, changed the way I view self-care and how it should be more of a priority in my life. "
-Take Care of Yourself Participant
NEON is a connector, innovator, and expert resource
Rural and culturally underserved communities in Oregon are often under-resourced, particularly in their capacity to support the health of residents. As a result, barriers to community health can be enormous—providers experience gaps in funding, technology, and training; community members commonly have limited access to information and care. Our mission at NEON is to create a healthier Oregon. We accomplish this by reducing barriers for both residents and the systems that support their health. We are connectors, innovators and experts. We connect people and organizations to one another and to resources they need to meet their goals. By thinking out of the box and harnessing the creativity of our communities, we help lead the development of solutions to the unique challenges faced in our region. We make it our priority to learn and share policy, practice, and tools that will help others accomplish more. We believe that by working together, the communities of Oregon can move from surviving to healthy, happy, and thriving
Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit health collaborative originally serving Union, Wallowa, and Baker counties in Northeast Oregon and recently expanded into Umatilla and Malheur counties. NEON was launched in 2004 by a small group of individuals who recognized the value of community collaboration in ensuring the health of our residents.
The Workforce Wellness project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,280,666 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.