Pamela Young

Clinical Director

Hope Harbour Centre

I will be speaking on:

Trauma and Grief

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma in the Church: A Strategy for Debriefing

Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout can be all too common in our church environments, but this talk offers hope and strategies for addressing them. Pamela emphasizes the importance of openly discussing and acknowledging the problem and creating a supportive work environment. The Low Impact Debriefing (LID) strategy proposed involves self-awareness, fair warning, consent, and low-impact disclosure, and can help limit the disclosure of traumatic content and avoid "sliming" each other. Pamela recommends applying this approach to all conversations, including social settings, to debrief without causing harm to oneself or others. Let's work together to create a culture of support and care in our churches.

About Me

Meet Pamela, who's been on a mission for over 30 years to help people become the best version of themselves. She's a Certified Business Coach, Registered Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, but let's not get bogged down with titles - she's passionate about empowering people to grow mentally, socially, and emotionally to their full potential.

With over 20 years of owning and running a Mental Health and Wellness Business, plus serving on the Board of several non-profit, charitable organizations, Pamela has her finger on the pulse of compassion fatigue (CF), vicarious trauma (VT) and burnout. Over the last decade, she has been learning more about the deep and sometimes hidden struggles of caring for others and how Enneagram Coaching is a tool for recovery.

As a Leadership Coach and CF Specialist, Pamela has travelled globally to support and train church and ministry leaders who are struggling to maintain emotional, mental and spiritual health while serving their community.

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