When Self-Care Isn't Enough:  Creating a Mindful Team Approach in Organizations and Systems

Let’s get off this carousel of self-care, and burning ourselves out. It is time to look at how we shift our focus to team care and organizational well-being.

For years, the concept of self-care wasn’t really front-of-mind for CYC practitioners, or really anyone else. Over a decade or so, self-care zoomed into focus as the concepts of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma came to the forefront. Now, many of us are over ‘self-care’. We are tired to being told to practice individual stress management, personal mindfulness practices, and take vacation or personal time to recharge. What happens when we go back to work? The same old - same old that again results in increased negative stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Then we are back to the same old responses, and another cycle on the carousel.

In this webinar, we will explore practices that support teams coming together to create environments that are more supportive to the group as a whole, which can then reduce individual stress and burnout. We will explore approaches and practices that can be used in the workplace, policies that support health and wellness, and what we can do in the digital arena to support team and organizational wellness and authenticity.

CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Professionalism
1.5 Class Hours

Created by

Cindy Carraway-Wilson, MA, CYC-P

Cindy is Director of Training at Youth Catalytics and has extensive experience in the human services field as a youth worker, mental health therapist, clinical program director and trainer/facilitator. Currently, she leads a variety of trainings on topics such as Positive Youth Development, LGBTQ topics, outcomes measurement, supervision, stress management and self-care, professional and organizational development, and strategic planning. 
She is a member of the training cadre for the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development and a certified trainer from the Academy for Educational Development.  Cindy is a senior instructor for the Academy for Competent Youth Work.  She is also a certified Pilates instructor and understands the value of applying a mind-body approach to professional development, health and wellness.
Cindy lives in Maine with her partner and her Siberian husky.