In this episode, Dr. Ansari-Winn interviews Cathy Phelps, who is the Executive Director of the Center for Trauma and Resilience (CTR) in Denver, Colorado.

Like many non-profits, CTR’s clients are experiencing high stress, and her employees were suffering from compassion fatigue and burnout. Through Cathy’s leadership, CTR transformed from attrition and burnout to winning several national awards for being the best non-profit to work in! Her book, Non-Profit Transformed, is a definitive guide on how to make well-being an integral part of the workplace.

In this show you will learn about:

CTR’s innovative programming including befriending the body–specialized yoga for trauma victim, and other innovative ways to provide yoga to the community, including the Denver County jail system

CTR’s programming around providing prevention of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma for their employees through self-care

The powerful value in peer support groups to create innovations in health and prevent burnout in health care providers

CTR’s model of creating self-care as part of the job description and integrating it into to job performance goals

The responsibility of management in helping the employees care for themselves and the power of changing the culture to include self-care.

You can buy Nonprofit Transformed by clicking this book title, or go to Amazon.com.