About the Presenter


Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.

The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver.

His books include
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. 

​​For more information about Gabor and his work, visit: 
www.drgabormate.com

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workshop Description

​Compassion fatigue has been called “the common cold of the helping profession”; no one is immune and the prevalence is high. Some even say that the question is not if a helping professional will develop it, but when. The demands of the job, overwhelming caseloads, and witnessing suffering regularly are often cited as factors that contribute to compassion fatigue - a chronic state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion.

Over the past year these risk factors have increased exponentially. Helpers have supported their clients and patients through a global pandemic, economic instability, racial injustice, political divide and ongoing uncertainty – all while dealing with many of the same circumstances, uncertainty, stressors, losses, and worries themselves. Many are feeling the repercussions, reporting that they are overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unsure if they will be able to continue to meet the constant demands.

While it’s undeniable that circumstances play a role in compassion fatigue and it’s understandable that helpers are feeling exhausted, Dr. Gabor Maté states that there is a deeper source of compassion fatigue that is often overlooked. According to him, the term “compassion fatigue” is not exactly accurate as the fatigue doesn't just come from feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion. Instead, he asserts that the deeper source is to be found in the personal history of the individual and his or her relationship to the work, not merely in the nature of the work itself. Once we understand this, we can more effectively address it.

In this 3-hour interactive workshop, based on the book,
When the Body Says No, Dr. Maté will present this different view of the condition known as compassion fatigue.  He will also teach practices to prevent it, and to restore our energies if we have been affected by it.​

Who Should Attend?

Any helping professional including (but not limited to) mental health professionals, health-care professionals, first responders, chaplains and direct service workers.  


You will receive:


  • Login details and instructions emailed in advance of the workshop
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of a brief online quiz (if desired)
  • Access to a recording of the workshop for a limited period of time after the workshop - so if you can’t join live, or need to miss part of the live workshop and want to view it afterwards, we’ve got you covered!
Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Others

with Dr. Gabor Maté


ONLINE LIVE STREAM EVENT


Friday March 26, 2021, 1:30 - 5:15  pm ET  *
3 hour workshop  (45 minute break from 3:00 - 3:45pm ET)
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​​CEU's and Certificates of Attendance


For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed). Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (3), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is recommended that you contact your college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop's eligibility for CEU's. This workshop has been pre-approved for 3 continuing education hours by the CACCF.  ​


Cancellation Policy


​​An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify Mission: Empowerment of the name of the alternate person. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to instructor illness, extreme weather, under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, any registration payment will be returned in full. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. 

Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

​​​​​Instructor: Dr. Gabor Maté
Location: Online Line Stream Event

Early Bird Cost: $99 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by Feb 25, 2021
Regular Cost: $125 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after Feb 25, 2021
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.79 USD (as of January 10, 2021 - check online for current exchange rate) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 24, 2021 at 12 pm ET

* Please Note: Group Rates Discounts are not available for this workshop