Want a one-hour Lunch & Learn? We can do that! 

Dr. Coles presentation style is interactive and engaging, offering fifty-minute CE courses on many topics. He also provides two-hour to two-day seminars.

Attendee Comments:

"Very good 2 hours!"

"The lunch 'n learn was very informative."

"Excellent training... thank you for the opportunity!"

  • Attendees can expect to gain knowledge of how to develop and maintain their personal wellbeing self-care program, which is useful for all healthcare professionals whether they have or have not experienced compassion fatigue, burnout, or substance use disorder.
  • Attendees will learn about the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and how to differentiate it from burnout. 
  • They will also learn about tools they can use to decrease the likelihood of succumbing to these conditions and to diminish their effects once they occur.​
  • Use of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise, and development of a social network to support wellbeing and recovery will be discussed.

A typical 2-hour presentation that will include:

  • Administration, scoring, evaluation, interpretation, and discussion of the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) measure of compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and burnout
  • Sharing of my personal compassion fatigue narrative
  • Review of compassion fatigue and burnout signs
  • Open discussion of audience members’ symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Review of similarities among and differences between:
    • Compassion fatigue
    • Burnout
    • Secondary traumatic stress
    • Substance use disorder
    • Effects of substance use disorder on family, friends, and loved ones of addicts and alcoholics
  • Describe tools to:
    • Prevent compassion fatigue
    • Treat compassion fatigue
    • Enhance personal resiliency
    • Fill the personal well of compassion
    • Self-regulate and maintain relaxation tone
      • ​​Basic understanding of autonomic nervous system
        • ​​​Fight or flight versus parasympathetic
    • Develop personal support network

​The goal for audience participants is the development of their own personal self-directed compassion fatigue resiliency plan including these aspects:

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Professional workplace