Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
Fred and Alison Liggin, Philoxenia Culture
About the Presenter
Fred is a certified trauma professional, S.T.A.R. Practitioner (Strategies for Awareness & Resilience), and Somatic Abolitionist. He has over 400 hours of trauma training and 22 years of experience navigating organizational cultures as a business executive, community organizer, social entrepreneur, and Christian pastor (which is still his primary vocation). He is the founder of 3e Restoration Inc., a national non-profit and community development agency that equips, encourages, and empowers faith communities and other agencies to do the same for neighbors transitioning through social displacement.
Alison is an Alabama native and attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master of Education in Community Counseling. Alison began her counseling career in adolescent residential treatment in 2001 as she simultaneously earned her National Counseling Certificate and received her licensure in professional counseling. As a former LPC, Alison practiced counseling for seven years before the birth of her son after which she remained home. Following her time as a primary caregiver, Alison ventured into the realm of tutoring and education, beginning with two years as a reading recovery tutor and then transitioning to full- time teaching as a middle and high school humanities educator for five years. Alison places great value in combining her counseling and education experience into training others to be both trauma-aware and trauma-responsive.
Alison and Fred have been married for 19 years and together they have one son, Ian, age 14 and their son through guardianship, Javari, age 21.
If we are not taking care of our whole self in healthy ways we will find it difficult to care for others in healthy ways. Even in the hectic and busy seasons of life, habits, and practices can be formed in everyday ordinary ways to cultivate a non-anxious presence and take care of your whole self.