Compassionate care tip: Ask for help

Compassionate Care: Ask for Help

Asking for help is a critical skill that leaders should model. When we ask for help and support we are strengthening our relationships; we show that we value and respect the people we reach out to. Things to consider: Create a safe environment that supports asking for help. Leaning on each other for help can […]


Practicing the Pause

Practicing the Pause is a weekly, 30-minute virtual space to practice a variety of techniques to calm your mind and body, decrease stress, and increase self-awareness and resiliency. We’ll practice holding space while also practicing skills such as deep breathing, guided imagery, gentle stretching, etc. We will gather every Thursday morning, from 8:30-9:00 AM. You […]

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Compassionate Care: The Words We Use Matter

The words we speak, print, and repeat matter. What words and phrases do you hope to never hear again? When you are communicating, think about the messages you are sending. Consider challenging and changing: “Return to work.” Most people have been working as hard if not harder than before. It can be demoralizing to process […]

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Compassionate Care: Empowerment

Empowerment, defined as, “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights,” is a foundational idea in trauma-informed care. By being intentional about building empowerment within yourself, your family, and your workplaces you will build strength and opportunity to meet the challenges in life. Things to consider: […]

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Compassionate Care: Self-Care in the Workplace

While our workplaces and leaders can contribute to our well-being, it is also up to each of us to actively engage in our own health and wellness. Taking care of yourself leads to better outcomes as you fulfill your responsibilities. Things to consider: Understand company policies and resources. Ask questions so you can fully enjoy […]

Flyer for Compassionate Care: Default to Kindness

Compassionate Care: Default to Kindness

Even if you vehemently disagree with someone on an issue, being kind will provide benefits to your overall well-being. Things to consider: Practice a pause before you respond; it will strengthen your resilience. Set boundaries and stick to them. Being firm and clear about what you need is kind. As you engage in difficult interactions, […]

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Compassionate Care: Go Out of Your Way to be Kind

Kindness comes in many forms. Collaboration is kindness. Forgiveness is kindness. Flexibility is kindness. Acknowledging others’ struggles is kindness. Checking in is kindness. Patience is kindness. Things to consider: Even small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s day: write a note of encouragement, offer to take on an extra task when […]

Compassionate Care Tip: Take a Moment to Breathe

Compassionate Care: Take a Moment to Breathe

There is so much information, change, and turmoil to process right now – it is a lot to take in, even on a good day. Taking time in the day to just “be” helps us do and feel better. These purposeful pauses make us more present, and when we are present we ae more available […]

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Compassionate Care: Addressing Mental Health as a Leader

We are collectively living through an incredibly stressful moment in history that is lasting longer than some of us expected. It is putting extra strain on everyone – families, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. It is changing our ideas of “normal,” and change is stressful. The strain and stress is causing many of us to struggle […]

Compassionate Care Tip: Leading During Crisis

Compassionate Care: Leading During Crisis

Have you considered: Setting up regular office hours to connect with your team, even if there is no agenda Identifying a point person to collect and share life updates from remote staff Slowing down non-essential work to make space for managing challenges Connecting with other leaders to share experiences, ideas, and support Encouraging flexible work […]