The Wounded Healer

Led by Omar Reda, MD

This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 22, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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When working as a healer with traumatized individuals, families, and communities, healers and caregivers are prone to vicarious trauma listening to the stories of others. Many also tend to neglect their own needs and boundaries, risking compassion fatigue and burnout.

The act of caregiving is physically exhausting and emotionally draining, yet caregivers describe it as rewarding and gratifying. Prolonged exposure to human suffering, however, is not without risks. Caregivers and healers report high rates of burnout and poor quality of life, hence the importance of selfcare and tending to the soul.

Many care providers believe their feelings do not matter. They think they should ignore their pain, brush off their trauma, wipe away their tears, “suck it up”, and keep going.

The Wounded Healer calls upon healers to break free from cycles of secrecy, toxic stress, and silent suffering. Int his way, they can continue to empower and inspire those they care for.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be better able to —

  • Discuss the elements of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, toxic stress, and burnout
  • Explore the impacts of the invisible wounds of caregiving on caregivers
  • Learn practical tips and tools to combat this silent kille

Omar Reda, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, a Harvard-trained trauma expert, and a passionate family advocate. Most importantly, Omar is a dreamer and strong believer in the potential of finding beauty in all human encounters.

He is a highly sought-after dynamic public speaker and author of many publications including  “The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving” and “UNTANGLED: A Go-To Empowerment Guide for Parents and Caregivers of Traumatized Children”. His newest project is

He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three daughters.

TimeTopic Covered
1st hour
  • Discuss the elements of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, toxic stress, and burnout
2nd hour
  • Explore the impacts of the invisible wounds of caregiving on caregivers
  • Learn practical tips and tools to combat this silent killer

This training offers 2 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

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For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

 2 Hour Webinar RateCAD $99.00

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