Thank you Planet Fitness!

The upcoming training at the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is

The Ethical Mandate of Self-Care and Burnout Prevention
March 13th, 2015 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
6 CEU Hours
Sponsored By
Anchor Point Counseling Center
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center – Mill Plain
Health Education Center – Mill Plain and 94th
600 NE 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664
This training satisfies continuing education for professional Ethics.

Goal of Training
This training focuses on the ethical mandate of self-care and burnout prevention. Self-Care and Burnout Prevention will be demonstrated through interactive presentation, small group activities and multimedia display. The Self Compassion presentation will illustrate how to become aware of suffering and manage symptoms related to that awareness. Burnout symptoms will be discussed in small groups as well as methods of supporting healthy counselor and personal growth. The training will motivate attendees to become more self-compassionate fostering better treatment outcomes.

Behavioral Objectives
This training is intended for addiction counselors who have had at least a basic education in Counseling Ethics and have practiced in the field for one year or more and wish to further their skill development and meet state CEU requirements. This training satisfies CEU’s for professional ethics. Participants will be able to:

  • Define and provide an example of Non-Violent Communication,
  • Identify poor self-care and attributes of burnout,
  • Describe components of adequate self-care including sleep hygiene, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation,
  • Learn techniques in self soothing and acupressure using Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.) “Tapping”, and
  • Describe the utilization of the skills Empathy, Attunement and Compassion.

I had planned on creating a music slideshow for end of year 2014 and of course life happened!  So here it is the third month in the year but the video is done!!!  Unfortunately it became a farewell to Courtney Ledbetter one of the most professional yet groovy individuals/managers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with!  You are so loved Courtney and while Vancouver will miss you tremendously I know Hazel Dell will be blessed as much as we were!!!

Working at Planet Fitness among so many positive people is a big part of my self care!!!  I am so blessed for so many reasons including that Planet Fitness has been so flexible with my schedule to allow me to do my Mindful Smoking© Professional Presentation every 3rd Saturday of the month out in the community!

My other burnout prevention tool has been to attend as many trainings as I can!!!  The useful information helps me and in turn it helps me serve others to the best of my ability!!!

May your life be blessed as mine is!!!


I am a Life Coach/Brief Interventionist. My emphasis is on trading in our relationship with alcohol, drugs and negative thinking for an amazing relationship with others and most importantly developing an extraordinary relationship with our self!

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Guadalupe Aragon
Grace On You

(360) 334-2626

Self Care Is Imperative For Caring Professionals
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