My mission is to empower caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to stay strong and compassionate. In my workshops, webinars and eBooks, I teach simple, effective how-to-do methods to discharge the negative energy of compassion fatigue and re-charge with the positive energy of self-compassion.
Compassion fatigue is defined as: “The physical and mental exhaustion and emotional withdrawal experienced by those who care for sick or traumatized people over an extended period of time” and can be characterized by: “exhaustion, anger and irritability, negative coping behaviours including alcohol and drug abuse, reduced ability to feel sympathy and empathy, a diminished sense of enjoyment or satisfaction with work, increased absenteeism, and an impaired ability to make decisions and care for patients.”
What is Compassion Fatigue?
Workshops, Webinars and eBooks
I teach simple, effective methods to transform the negative energy of stress and exhaustion into strength and compassion. In my workshops, webinars and eBooks you will learn how to:
Recognize early warning signs of stress, compassion fatigue, burnout and depression.
Discharge the “energy residue” of chronic stress.
Recharge body and mind with positive energy and enthusiasm.
Utilize the science of Positive Psychology to discover and maximize your strengths and positive emotions to become more empowered and resilient.
Learn Self-Compassion as a strategy for effective self-care.
Discover and empower your “Best Self” to maximize your full potential as a human being.
Karl LaRowe M.A, LCSW
Karl LaRowe was on the brink of burnout. He felt depressed, tired, and anxious all the time. The unpredictable violence and trauma he experienced working as a crisis counselor in the emergency room of a busy inner-city hospital had left him with chronic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout. Unable to control and manage the stress he encountered at work, he developed severe and persistent depression and nearly ended his life by suicide.
After years of medication and therapy, Karl decided to discover new ways to restore his energy and love for his work naturally. In 1989 he moved to Singapore and learned Qigong from Master Simon Yong. By combining elements of Qigong with Positive Psychology, Karl developed a method for transforming stress and burnout into positive energy that has helped thousands of professionals on three continents to find the strength and stamina to go on working while learning to care for themselves.
Karl earned his master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago and has worked as a crisis intervention specialist, outpatient therapist, mental health investigator and examiner, program manager and clinical director. For the past 25 years he has given over 1,000 workshops to more than 50,000 participants across the United States, the Middle East and SE Asia. He is the best-selling author of: "Breath of Relief: Transforming Compassion Fatigue into Flow," and "You Are Good Enough: Embracing Who You Really Are."