February 22, 2020 9:00 AM @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Franciscan Spirituality Center
920 Market Street
La Crosse
WI 54601

Presenters: Jeannette Spilde, M.D., and Jean Pagliaro

Investment: $65, includes lunch

Calling all physicians, nurses, medical personnel, veterinarians, chaplains, social workers, therapists and counselors. Is your work as a health-care provider hurting you? Have you been feeling down, exhausted, cynical or stressed? Is the pain and trauma of others affecting your mood, thoughts and relationships? It goes by many names, but burnout, secondary trauma and/or compassion fatigue is real.  We invite all those in helping professions whose hearts may be wounded to join us. This day will provide an uplifting time of renewal with the support of others. Enjoy the compassionate and relaxing space of retreat, learn ways to release your experiences and dedicate time to refill your physical, emotional and spiritual buckets. Activities will include both large- and small-group discussion, time for meditation or prayer, and options for journaling or other forms of self-reflection. 

Jeannette Spilde, MD, is a radiologist specializing in breast imaging and cancer detection. She is passionate about the hearts and souls of health-care providers, self-care, resiliency and the power of retreat.

Jean Pagliaro is the program and retreat coordinator at the FSC. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work and a Master of Divinity degree. Her ministry experiences and focuses include mental health crisis response, hospital chaplaincy, grief care and programming that offers support to families.  She serves on the support team for Resilient and Trauma Informed Communities, a local initiative to create a community with shared understanding and care for those who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma.