Care for the Whole Professional

We enact the Jesuit value of “cura personalis” to create a restorative space for professionals to better flourish. We look forward to caring for you, so you may better care for others.

At a Glance

Who is this for?


We welcome anyone interested in self-care, growth, or renewal.

Flexible Format


Online and on-campus options available.
Take indvidual workshops or complete a series.

Research-based & Practical


Our facilitators focus on actionable change.

Offerings

What are you interested in?

degree match your criteria

Burnout And Rejuvenation: Inner Balance For Mental Health Clinicians
<p>Mental health care professionals (psychologists, counsellors, social workers, and many others) often work in an environment that leads to “burnout.” This includes  high-level intensity, time constraints, competing demands, lack of control over the work process, and sometimes conflicting roles and relationships with leadership. The recent pandemic has additionally increased the intensity of helplessness, sense of inefficiency, and inability to shut off the therapeutic role. Focusing on other people’s problems can lead mental health providers to lose track of their own personal well-being and that of their families.</p> <p> </p>
<p><b>Erika Prijatelj and Tone Stevelj<br /> </b><b style="background-color: transparent;">Online Workshop Series<br /> </b><b style="background-color: transparent;">Inquire for more information!</b></p> <p>Mental health care professionals (psychologists, counselors, social workers, and many others) often work in an environment that leads to “burnout.” <b style="background-color: transparent;"><br /> </b></p>
Sustaining Lives of Meaning and Purpose in the Healthcare Industry
<p>This new 24-hour retreat builds on Boston College’s established expertise in formative programs by bringing experts in nursing, theology, philosophy, education, psychology, and social work to lead a cohort of twenty-five healthcare workers in sustained reflection about vocation, meaning, and purpose in their lives.</p> <p><a href="/content/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/professional-continuing-education/learners/care-for-the-whole-professional/sustaining-lives-of-meaning-and-purpose-in-the-healthcare-indust.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-gold">Learn More</span></a></p>
<p><span class="black"><b>David Goodman, Erik Owens, Kerry Cronin, Kate Jackson-Meyer, Andrea Vicini, Colleen Simonelli, and Katherine E. Gregory</b><br> <b>Offering coming soon!</b></span></p> <p>This new 24-hour retreat builds on Boston College’s established expertise in formative programs by bringing experts in nursing, theology, philosophy, education, psychology, and social work to lead a cohort of twenty-five healthcare workers in sustained reflection about vocation, meaning, and purpose in their lives.<br> </p>
Healthcare professionals at all stages of their careers who are seeking to affirm or find meaning and purpose in their work; intergenerational mentoring and solidarity will be a key component of the program. Healthcare and social work professionals who work in primary care, critical/acute care, palliative care, hospice, and work with victims of trauma would especially benefit from this opportunity. Boston College alumni are especially encouraged to participate, in order to reconnect with the formative education they received on campus.
Workshop 1: Overcoming Distractibility
<h3>Workshop Description</h3> <p>The sources of burnout are many and varied such as: lack of control, unfairness, work overload, breakdown of community, loss of meaning, etc. Being well equipped to successfully handle these storms in our personal and/or professional life is key. In this multi-day workshop series, we will explore and work on the four cornerstones of our well-being: focus, positive self-talk, connection, and meaning. Our approach to this topic also includes an infusion of Ignatian spirituality. Participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops, however, there is no requirement to do so.<br /> </p>
<p><b>Erika Prijatelj and Tone Stevelj<br> Online Workshop<br> Inquire for more information!</b></p> <p>Staying focused in the era of digital distractions is a challenge that faces us all. Both distraction and post-distraction prevent us from being present to ourselves, to others, and from having a satisfying life.</p>
Organizational Learners
Workshop 2: Cultivating Positive Self-Talk
<h3>Workshop Description</h3> <p>The sources of burnout are many and varied such as: lack of control, unfairness, work overload, breakdown of community, loss of meaning, etc. Being well equipped to successfully handle these storms in our personal and/or professional life is key. In this multi-day workshop series, we will explore and work on the four cornerstones of our well-being: focus, positive self-talk, connection, and meaning. Our approach to this topic also includes an infusion of Ignatian spirituality. Participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops, however, there is no requirement to do so.<br /> </p>
<p><b>Erika Prijatelj and Tone Stevelj<br> Online Workshop<br> Inquire for more information!</b></p> <p>Consistent negative self-talk can lead to unnecessary tension and anxiety in addition to shame and depression. Instead of falling victim to it, we can learn how to change our way of thinking, reframe situations, and create ‘new positive programs’ in our brains.&nbsp;</p>
Organizational Learners
Workshop 3: Moving from Loneliness to Connection
<h3>Workshop Description</h3> <p>The sources of burnout are many and varied such as: lack of control, unfairness, work overload, breakdown of community, loss of meaning, etc. Being well equipped to successfully handle these storms in our personal and/or professional life is key. In this multi-day workshop series, we will explore and work on the four cornerstones of our well-being: focus, positive self-talk, connection, and meaning. Our approach to this topic also includes an infusion of Ignatian spirituality. Participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops, however, there is no requirement to do so.<br /> </p>
<p><b>Erika Prijatelj and Tone Stevelj<br> Online Workshop<br> Inquire for more information!</b></p> <p>Loneliness is a serious risk factor for assorted health problems, early death, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In our workshop, we will look at the different faces of loneliness and focus on creative paths to connecting.</p>
Organizational Learners
Workshop 4: Deepening Life Meaning and Purpose
<h3>Workshop Description</h3> <p>The sources of burnout are many and varied such as: lack of control, unfairness, work overload, breakdown of community, loss of meaning, etc. Being well equipped to successfully handle these storms in our personal and/or professional life is key. In this multi-day workshop series, we will explore and work on the four cornerstones of our well-being: focus, positive self-talk, connection, and meaning. Our approach to this topic also includes an infusion of Ignatian spirituality. Participants are encouraged to attend all four workshops, however, there is no requirement to do so.</p>
<p><b>Erika Prijatelj and Tone Stevelj<br> Online Workshop<br> Inquire for more information!</b></p> <p>It is easy to live life as it comes (and goes); it is an art to appreciate and savor the precious gift of everyday. This workshop will help us explore and deepen our purpose and meaning, which will help open us to a new personal and spiritual integration.</p>