“Non-profits are a restless bunch because we are called to a mission.
We will sacrifice personal health and family time to a mission
and it contributes to burnout.”
Stacy Smith, SVP of Human Resources and Risk Management
at the YMCA of Greater San Antonio
Working in the non-profit sector can be punishing. People working in the sector are sustained by their passion, but that passion can also leave them vulnerable to burnout. Combined with the enormous challenges of working in social change, and it’s no wonder that many non-profit leaders and staff find their work stressful and sometimes personally unsustainable.
While systemic sector challenges aren’t going away any time soon, there are ways to boost your psychological resilience so you can better weather the challenges and stay optimistic and focused on long-term goals. And when pressure really peaks, there are things you can do to manage the stress so it’s less likely to erode your resilience.
Our workshop will give you the essentials of resilience and stress management training, using the principles and practices of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is based on the science of how personal change really works: where to start and what to focus on to maximise your chances of making change that will stick.