Keeping Your Super Heroes Super

Keeping Your Super Heroes Super
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1Resources
Recorded on: 2018-12-11
Unit 1Slide Deck: Keeping Your Super Heroes Super
Unit 2Recording: Keeping Your Super Heroes Super
Unit 3Workbook: Keeping Your Super Heroes Super

Taking on the job in the public sector means being ready to be of service to the people. For those working as first responders, health providers, or law enforcers – service is further stressed. In these professions, the expectations and the highs and lows are extreme – there is profound honor when things turn out positively or as intended with the individuals heralded as heroes. But the backlash when things go south and less-than-expected can be just as intense. People working in the public sector are so used to giving their all in their jobs – being on call 24/7 and extending one’s self to help others outside the regular 8-hour hustle, that they sometimes forget to pay attention to self-care.

Dr. Miller is a renowned consultant, trainer, and speaker. She’s been enabling individuals and organizations to enhance performance and productivity for over 14 years through her strength and relationship-based approach in her workshops, one-on-one coaching, and organizational interventions.

On this webinar, Dr. Miller zeroes in on wellness and self-care, unpacking warning signs and strategies to cope with stress. Some of the particulars she tackled on this course are:

  • Definition and differentiation of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue.
  • Signs and symptoms to watch out for to identify stress and burnout in people.
  • How the notion of identity plays a major role in how our energy gets depleted.
  • Some of the consequences of lacking balance characterized by negativity and loss of empathy.
  • The idea of energy as the central concept in self-care and the water bucket analogy that helps to illustrate the flow and dynamics of energy.
  • Ways to strategically expend energy throughout the day.
  • How emotions drive decision making and how negative feelings play a critical role in the rate that energy is used up.
  • The importance of grieving, forgiveness and moving on in taking back your power and conserving energy.
  • How setting boundaries is essential in energy management and without which, your bucket may drain unknowingly.
  • Bucket fillers that help you refill your energy bucket.
  • The importance of creating space for self-reflection, creativity, mindfulness, and self-improvement.
  • How an internal intention to reframe perspective can alter experiences and outcomes.
  • Strategies that workplaces can employ to manage the employees’ energy by:
    • Managing the physical environment to make it more conducive for productivity.
    • Providing avenues to destress within the office like a quiet room or fitness programs, among others.
    • Leading by example that puts a premium on self-care.
  • Miller clarified the questions from the audience related to:
    • Energy management in the face of unexpected and critical events.
    • Taking your power back through forgiveness.
    • How negative feelings serve as an early warning system .
    • Breathing, note-taking, reflection and grounding to help with focusing on one thing at a time.
    • Overcoming self-doubt through self-care
    • Miller’s retreats and self-care activities/agenda
    • Making and taking time for self-care

Resources Mentioned During the Webinar:

** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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