Books and websites for trauma and compassion fatigue
Workshops and Seminars
Workshops and seminars on a variety of health topics can be designed to meet the needs of your group and community. Please contact Anu to discuss the nature of your educational needs.
The Attached Couple
Discover how the relationship with your own parents has affected your couple relationship. Learn how to have conflict without destroying your relationship and practical ways to increase emotional connection in your couple relationship.
This workshop is for couples who are planning on getting married, for couples who have been married a short or a long time, for couples who are happily married but wanting to deepen their relationship, and for couples experiencing problems.
Adjusting to Life with a New Baby
Ninety percent of brain development happens in the first three years of life. Two-thirds of couples experience a decline in their relationship satisfaction in the first three years after the birth of their baby (research by Dr. John Gottman).
This workshop is for expectant parents and parents who have a child under the age of three years. The focus is on how to meet the needs of your child while at the same time meeting the needs of your couple relationship.
Supporting the Mental Health of Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies
Learn about the effects of postpartum depression and anxiety, insecure attachment, traumatic birth experiences, eating disorders, and childhood sexual abuse on mothers, babies, and breastfeeding. Practical strategies for addressing psychological issues will be presented.
This seminar is for healthcare professionals and others who work with new families. It has been used for continuing education credits for healthcare providers.
Healing Difficult Birth Experiences
Giving birth is an important life event. Overwhelming, unexpected and emergency situations while giving birth, as well as having a birth that was different than planned or dreamed of, leaves many parents with feelings of trauma and/or loss.
This workshop is for parents who have experienced difficulties during birth. This may have been preceded by challenges during prengnacy and followed by postpartum complications (including baby's stay in neonatal intensive care and breastfeeding difficulties/loss). This workshop will help parents integrate the experience into their lives, grieve the losses, alleviate the negative impact and foster attachment, as well as help prepare for a possible future pregnancy and birth.
Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Prevention and Recovery
This workshop is for helping professionals and first responders (as well as students preparing for these professions).
understand the impact of vicarious and secondary trauma
evaluate your personal risk factors
develop strategies for resilience
signs and symptoms of secondary post-traumatic stress and compassion fatigue