Thursday, June 15, 2017

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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Mending, Mindfulness, Meaning and Mystery: Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First - NEFLIN (06/15/17) 

Replenish. Recharge. Renew.


Sometimes in work and in life we need to heed the airplane instructions - put on your oxygen mask first- because we can only give our all when we replenish our own reserves.

Library work involves compassionate care-taking and service-providing.  Explore how the very qualities that make us great as service professionals also can leave us vulnerable to feelings of being overwhelmed and overloaded, which can lead to thinking we can’t do what we need to do, or that we’re not meant to do it.

Learn evidence-based information, identify symptoms, and practice strategies to avoid burn out, compassion fatigue and emotional labor, their accompanying stress levels, the effects on your feelings of work-life balance and confidence in your capacity to serve the public - all while trying to remain upbeat and pleasant.

Recharge your spirit and build your resiliency as you experience and practice mindfulness and other mind-body techniques that relieve stress, sharpen focus, help you make better decisions, and become more productive, reaping a greater sense of achievement and fulfillment.

Enjoy inspiring stories and humorous anecdotes woven in to strategies that can mend the spirit. Practices are offered to create meaning and embrace life’s mysteries and synchronicities that, if open to them, fill the soul with wonder.

Trainer: Lauren Burnett, Center for Inner Quality

Lauren Burnett helps library personnel effectively communication and connect with customers for productive and meaningful work relationships and balance achievement and fulfillment to live purposeful lives. 

President for the Center for Inner Quality and certified emotional intelligence facilitator and business coach, Lauren offers workshops and keynote speaking for library systems, state libraries and library conferences with programming that builds personal leader capacity, leverages her signature VOICE model for exceptional customer service, lifts workplace attitudes and builds resiliency and work-life harmony.

She is a founding member of the Association for Holistic Health and has served as a health care practitioner. Lauren has also appeared on TV and radio speaking on human potential development and has authored numerous articles in newspapers and trade publications. She is currently working on three children’s books.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.