Vikki Reynolds: Resisting Burnout & Responding to the Darkness in Our Work (Prince George)





Pacific AIDS Network and Northern Health are pleased to present:

Resisting Burnout & Responding to the Darkness in Our Work with Vikki Reynolds

Date: June 6, 2018.

Location: Coast Inn of the North. 9 AM – 4 PM

This invigorating and powerful workshop offers an alternative approach to the notion of worker burnout. Those working with people struggling with poverty, violence and oppression are often told that they will “burn out”. Contrary to this is the story of sustainability; how our collective work sustains us, nourishes our hope, invites us to honour the resistance and strength we witness in the people we work alongside, and allows us to work congruently with our ethics.

Vikki will also lay some groundwork for understanding responses to loss and hardship in our work from a place that holds the dignity and respect for workers and the people we serve. This experiential workshop will address our collective ethics and practices of Collective Care as opposed to self-care. Workers will be invited to begin to build their own “Solidarity Team”; examining who stands alongside them, what ideas and practices sustain them, and how they might access support when burnout arises. We’ll also consider Holding on and Letting Go, strategies for honouring clients’ lives and our own best work held in a tension alongside the pain of loss.


We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (HEM BC) for providing free registration for this day.

Registration is now closed. For more information, please contact Stacy Leblanc or Janet Madsen