Cultivating Compassion in Maternity Care A5

Cultivating Compassion in Maternity Care – Caloundra 10 November 2017

Amanda Donnet


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SKU: COMP2018 Author:

This event is for health professionals/students working in maternity care including midwives, doctors, special care/NICU nurses.

Midwives (and others working in maternity care) are frequently exposed to traumatic events due to the nature of their work. There is a growing recognition of the increased risk of secondary traumatic stress (also known as “compassion fatigue” or “burn out”). This workshop aims to provide specific practical tools to build emotional strength and improve resilience through cultivating compassion. Compassion practices have been shown to improve distress tolerance and emotion regulation by increasing the ability to soothe, as well as increasing flexibility, acceptance and positive motivation.

The skills acquired in this workshop will be able to be applied personally and professionally in your daily life.


Registration is at 0830 and the workshop finishes 1700. Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

The workshop will provide 6 contact hours and you will receive a Statement of Attendance.

The sessions are:

  • Background of compassion and compassion-focussed therapy
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Cultivating compassion
  • Barriers to compassion


About the Speaker

Amanda Donnet is a registered psychologist working in private practice on the southside of Brisbane. She predominantly works with women and their families experiencing depression, anxiety, or adjustment difficulties during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Amanda also assists mothers or fathers experiencing parenting difficulties, including sleep difficulties, bonding or attachment issues. The mother of three young boys, in her spare (and often not-spare) time, Amanda enjoys volunteering as a qualified breastfeeding counsellor assisting individuals and running mother-to-mother support groups. She has also completed additional training in managing unsettled and distressed babies.



Caloundra Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, Caloundra. Underground car parking available. See the website for more information.


  • Earlybird Fee (received by 13 October 5pm): $175
  • Standard Fee $225
  • (note the 2018 workshops will be higher registration fee, this is an introductory price)

Registration for this event closes one week prior to the workshop. Late registration may be possible but a $25 late fee will apply.

Dietary Requirements

If you need a special diet, please ensure that you have filled that in on your registration or in the Additional Information section of the Shopping Cart – if your requirements are not visible on your Tax Invoice that is emailed to you after registering, then please email the office to confirm. Should your dietary requirements change before the seminar, please notify the office immediately. Requests for special diets must be received 14 days before the workshop.


Full-time midwifery students can claim a 20% discount off the current fee by entering the code STUDENT.

Terms and Conditions

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