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Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience

May 5, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm MST


*We are dealing with intermittent challenges with our registration software. If you experience difficulty registering, please contact Mollie Gardner for assistance. (mollie@forward-facing.com)*

Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience:

Prevention and Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

What you’ll learn

Forward-Facing™ Professional Resilience is the result of 20+ years of research and development in the area of burnout and compassion fatigue prevention. We have published nine empirical peer-reviewed studies that have demonstrated the skills in this workshop lessen the stress-related effects of caregiving and service work. Additionally, these same skills—when implemented in a displaced approach—enhance well-being, performance and professional quality of life. This course provides the participant with training in each of the five (5) resilience skills for the prevention and resolution of work-related stress while, simultaneously, enhancing professional performance.


Anyone interested in learning how to lessen stress, improve resilience, enhance performance (cognitive and motor) and optimize personal/professional life is welcome to engage this course. There are no prerequisites.


Join Dr. Eric Gentry, LMHC in this workshop as he draws from the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue and the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist training to provide an intensive one-day experiential training for professional helpers to prevent compassion fatigue and other work-related stress disorders. This course is an inoculation or vaccination against the potentially painful effects to caregivers working with troubled and traumatized populations. This training is also intended to produce an ameliorative effect upon the current compassion fatigue symptoms that participants may be experiencing. This training-as-treatment effect for this training has been published in several journals and is recognized as an effective treatment for the symptoms of compassion fatigue. The day is a potent alchemy of didactic information, experiential processing, and transformative techniques that assists the professional and/or volunteer care provider in resolving symptoms of compassion fatigue while, at once, developing resiliency skills and practices that prevent compassion fatigue symptoms in the future. Dr. Gentry has offered this training to over 100,000 satisfied professional and volunteer care providers in the U.S. and abroad.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the history, causes, treatment and prevention of work-related stress for professional caregiver.

2. Identify the true causes of stress in personal and professional life.

3. Learn skills for successful self-regulation of anxiety, no matter the external context.

4. Develop knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the symptoms of work-related stress and fatigue through enhanced resiliency.

5. Utilization of self-regulations and perceptual maturation skills to significantly lessen the negative effects of work.

6. Development of a self-directed Professional Resiliency Plan that can be easily integrated into professional practice and personal life.

Training Presenters

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, FAAETS

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue—the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue and he published these effects in several journals. He has trained over 100,000 health professionals over the past 20 years.

Emily Hedrick, M.Div.

Emily Hedrick is Director of Operations and Innovation at Forward-Facing® Institute. Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience gave Emily the ability not only to recover from compassion fatigue she developed through her work as a pastor, but also gave her permission to view her experiences with self-compassion instead of self-loathing. She’s thrilled to bring the tools and knowledge that transformed her understanding of careers in the helping professions to everyone who participates in this workshop.

One of her favorite things about Forward-Facing® is the people she has met through FFME, training programs, and other Forward-Facing® interactions. She’s looking forward to meeting everyone who shows up for this live workshop and hearing their stories!





Optional Book Resource:

Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience: Prevention and Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

This is not only a book about avoiding compassion fatigue and burnout, it’s about rediscovering the joy of helping others. – Charles R. Figley, PhD, Kurzweg Chair in Disaster Mental Health, Tulane University, New Orleans

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We are having intermittent challenges with our registration software.

If you have difficulty registering please reach out to Mollie Gardner for assistance at mollie@forward-facing.com


May 5, 2023
6:00 am - 2:00 pm MST


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