Living and working online: the importance of compassion
About this event
Many of us have been living and working online in a much greater way than we expected, and this may be our reality going forward. Often boundaries blur which can potentially add stress to our lives that is unseen through the nature of the internet, which whilst affording us a fantastic connecting opportunity can sometimes seem like a harsh and unforgiving place.
Carole and Maureen offer a two-hour workshop on a self-select fee via online events aimed at shining a light on how living this way may be impacting us. We look at whether there are any unseen habits we can unpick, how compassionate and safe relating can happen in online spaces, and how we can move forward in a more boundaried and less threatened way.
The workshop may be particularly helpful for the helping professions and is suitable for anyone finding themselves in this position. Feel free to follow this Eventbrite link to book a space.
To explore these important issues the interactive workshop uses small group work, exercises from the newly published 'The Stress Workbook'; an understanding of stress in relation to our emotional regulation system, and techniques from the Netiquette resources Carole produced to support the idea of compassionate and kinder online communications. They hope to add another layer of understanding to support us as we move forward in these tricky times.
Carole and Maureen are collaborating on this timely workshop as they feel passionate about exploring these potentially hidden stress triggers and discovering some new and compassionate coping options for ourselves.
They look forward to meeting you.
Hosted by Carole Francis-Smith
Dr Carole Francis-Smith is a counselling psychologist in private practice who offers therapy, and workshops for the public and other professionals. Kate Dunn is a psychotherapeutic counsellor currently working in private practice both online and face-to-face. She carried out research into the Online Therapeutic Relationship, supported by BACP.