Animal CareGivers

Wellness Retreat

Saturday, August 10, 2024 • 2 - 5 pm
9 clubhouse lane, codys

The Animal Caregivers Wellness Retreat is hosted by Lily's Place in an effort to help combat compassion fatigue in the animal care field. 

This is a free event and is open to those nominated for their contribution to the animal care field. 

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This is your day to recharge at the sanctuary, so all retreat activities are optional. Join in on an activity or simply recharge in the peaceful setting of the sanctuary.

Activities & Sessions

all activities are optional

  • Gentle Stretching
  • Yoga/Mindfulness
  • Breathing/Meditation
  • Sound Bath Healing with Reiki
  • Sanctuary Nature Trail Walk

guided activities

Addressing compassion fatigue in the animal care field is essential for fostering sustainable change and progress. Caregivers who are overwhelmed by compassion fatigue may struggle to maintain their passion and commitment to advocating for animal welfare over the long term.

 By providing support and resources to combat compassion fatigue, we can empower caregivers to stay engaged, resilient, and effective advocates for animals. This sustained dedication is critical for creating lasting positive change in our attitudes, policies, and practices related to animal care and welfare. By investing in caregiver well-being, we're not only ensuring better care for animals today but also building a brighter future for animal welfare tomorrow.

For Sustainable Change

The impact of compassion fatigue extends beyond individual caregivers and animals—it affects the entire community. Animal care organizations, businesses, and programs play a vital role in our communities, providing essential services, education, and outreach.

When caregivers are supported and empowered to address compassion fatigue, they can better serve their communities, strengthen relationships with stakeholders, and contribute to a culture of compassion and empathy for both humans and animals alike.

By investing in caregiver well-being, we're not only supporting the individuals on the front lines but also fostering healthier, more resilient communities.

for the community

Compassion fatigue directly impacts the quality of care provided to animals. When caregivers experience emotional exhaustion and burnout, they may become less attentive, empathetic, and effective in meeting the needs of the animals in their care. By combatting compassion fatigue and promoting caregiver well-being, we can ensure that animals receive the love, attention, and quality care they deserve, leading to improved welfare and health outcomes.

For The Animals

Addressing compassion fatigue in the animal care field is crucial for the well-being of caregivers themselves. Those working in animal care often face emotionally challenging situations, leading to burnout, stress, and compassion fatigue. By prioritizing self-care and providing resources for mental and emotional support, we can ensure that caregivers remain resilient, motivated, and able to continue their important work with compassion and dedication.

For The People

Why Addressing Compassion Fatigue in Animal Care Matters

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