Self-Care & Resiliency Strategies for Recovery Coaches

Thursday, July 21st
2:30 – 4:00pm 
Online / Zoom
No cost training

Training Description: As Recovery Coaches, we are expected to hold space for our clients and are tasked with supporting them on their wellness and recovery journey. Often, our wellness can take a back seat. The impacts of work, life, and other factors can contribute to feelings of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. We often learn of common resources like exercise, healthy eating, and other methods to combat these feelings. What happens when these solutions don’t work for your daily lives?

In this training, Laurel Gray Robbins, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from the Vermont Center for Resiliency, will be discussing these challenges. This training will include learning about nervous system responses to stress and how you can notice when you are out of your Window of Tolerance or at burnout risk. When we know our current capacity and needs, we can intentionally utilize self-care strategies and regulation tools that help us be grounded and energized at work and in our lives.

Recovery Coaches will leave this training understanding the impacts of compassion fatigue and how to implement a self-care plan that works for you and your lifestyle.

Learning Objectives:

• Define compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion satisfaction;
• Impact of Recovery Coaching on individual wellness;
• Learn about Window of Tolerance, how to know when you are outside of it, and develop tools and strategies to get back into your Window;
• Develop stress self-awareness strategies; and
• Plan and practice self-care and regulation techniques

Program at a Glance

Online Zoom Training

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1.5 CEUs*

*Please note, students are expected to attend the entirety of each training in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For questions about continuing education requirements, click here.

Open to all Recovery Coaches

About the Trainer

Laurel Gray Robbins (she/they) received their Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont in 2015. They work collaboratively with children, adolescents, and adults to develop strategies to help them feel more grounded, resilient, and connected to themselves and their communities. They specialize in supporting people living with anxiety, mood disorders and co-occurring challenges. Laurel Gray also provides individual and group supervision to Master’s level field students and clinicians seeking licensure.

Laurel Gray has a deep personal commitment to honoring diversity, is rooted in social justice and anti-racist practices and is striving to grow and learn how to best embody these values one day at a time. They believe in the power and strength of Lived Experience and Intersectionality— and are especially passionate about working with folks in the LGBTQIA+ and Recovery communities.

Laurel Gray works with several therapy dog “co-therapists” (non-shedding Labradoodles) to provide Animal-Assisted Therapy. They practice from Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Relational, Somatic and Integrative frameworks. Laurel Gray loves to be outdoors in nature exploring Vermont with their wife, “pack of pups”, and their tiny human. You can expect to find Laurel Gray in the woods hiking, biking, snowboarding, or skiing during their free time as they believe there is energizing, and grounding power outdoors and they love opportunities for adrenaline and fun!



Recovery Vermont
A program of VAMHAR
100 State Street, Suite 352

Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-6263