Taking Care of Ourselves

You told us. We listened. CALL understands that self-care for library staff continues to be a high priority for the coming year.

We’re bringing back trainer Karin Peabody for three new 90-minute self-care workshops in September. Signups are limited to 40 per session because there is an interactive element, so please make sure you can attend (or let us know one week in advance if you have to relinquish your spot).

Lifejackets for a Stormy Workplace

Tuesday, September 7, 10:30 a.m.

Provides tools to help you face anxiety after 18 months of constant change and problem solving. At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to

  • Identify what workplace stressors are internal and which are external.
  • Use the B.O.A.T. tool for self-reflection when anxiety is high
  • Re-frame Confrontation with the 3 Cs of manageable conversations
  • Have access to lifejacket language to stay afloat emotionally during choppy weather

Differentiation 101: Leading Yourself out of Workplace Anxiety

Tuesday, September 14, 10:30 a.m.

Helps library staff members remember their unique and specialized purpose. This year we learned that the opposite of depression is purpose. Having a focus on what you’re responsible for, and what you’re not responsible for, will help you cope with stress at work. At the end of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Reconnect with their Why and their Who in the workplace.
  • Learn the definition of Differentiation.
  • Name the qualities of a healthy cell within a system.
  • Understand the differences between unboundaried empathy and boundaried empathy.
  • Set one intention around functioning as a healthy separate self.

Great Expectations: Clarity for Moving Forward

Monday, September 20, 10:30 a.m.

Unmet expectations can be a fast-track to anger and disillusionment. When we clarify realistic expectations, we can move from being a victim of our daily stresses, to being a witness to our own resilience, and hope. At the end of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Identify areas of expected stress and unexpected stress in the workplace.
  • Learn the one key impact of stress that increases reactivity.
  • Courageously identify where we are complicit.
  • Understand the power of choosing radical acceptance.
Taking Care of Ourselves