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    • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    • 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    presented by Dr. Linda Harper


    PPAB 1.5,  IAABC 1.5, CPDT 1.5, KPA 1.5

    There is no limit to the joy in giving to animals. SO then why do we often feel overwhelmed and depleted while doing the work we love? Passion and purpose drive us so we often take on too much and become exhausted and depleted. We block the peaceful contentment in our lives. When we restore the joy in our life-enhancing and life-saving work, we balance our own needs with the desires we have to give, we deeply connect with the animals and with each other, and we reclaim the powerful, contagious energy needed to reach our shared vision of a kinder world for animals and for all living beings. 
    Whether you have been involved with animals all of your life, or are just starting your purposeful work, this webinar will help you face the challenges and find the joy! It is designed for anyone with love and compassion for animals.

    Webinar Objectives

    • To understand the importance of joy in our work with the animals
    • To understand the challenges that animal lovers face that can led to depletion and exhaustion and blocks the joy.
    • To understand the personality characteristics unique to the animal lover
    • Learn strategies to balance our own needs with our desire to give to animals
    • To understand the importance of daily self-care in maintaining joy and effectiveness in the work we do.
    • Understand how the contagious, self-perpetuating and powerful energy of joy is needed to help more animals.
    • Learn specific and practical ways to take care of ourselves every day.
    • Learn the individual and organizational signs of stressed-out giving, burnout and compassion fatigue

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Harper has always been an animal lover and advocate. She is the founder and past director of Blessed Bonds, a foster-based program that helps people and pets stay together in crisis. Coming back from her own experience of burnout while directing this program, she is passionate about helping those who give to animals reclaim and maintain the joy in the journey.

    Linda has been a clinical psychologist for over thirty years and facilitates Wings, the pet loss support group for the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. She is a speaker for animal shelters and conferences throughout the country and internationally and a regular presenter at the Best Friends National Conference and workshop leader at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. She is the author of four books including her most recent The Power of Joy in Giving to Animals (foreword and contributions by Faith Maloney.

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