In the aftermath of 2020...

We need to help the helpers

The Covid-19 pandemic, economic collapse, prolonged isolation, racial tensions, political divide, and the reality of extreme uncertainty. This is what 2020 brought to people across the world. Now more than ever, mental health professionals are helping to pick up the pieces. In turn, burnout relief and prevention is essential. This course is designed to provide creative tools to build resilience and transform stress into strength.

Course curriculum

This course is self-paced and available for 1 year after purchase.

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Section 1: The 2020 Aftermath

  • 3

    Section 2: Burnout 101

    • What is burnout?

    • Effects on health and well-being

    • Burnout in the mental health profession

    • Class Discussion

  • 4

    Section 3: The New View of Stress

    • The new stress mindset

    • Good stress vs. Bad stress

    • Class Discussion

  • 5

    Section 4: Creative Resilience - The Antidote to Burnout

    • Creative Resilience 101

    • Self care and Soul care

    • The Creative Resilience Model

    • Class Discussion

  • 6

    Section 5: Creative Resilience - The Soul Care Practices

    • Self-Compassion

    • Forgiveness

    • Gratitude

    • Altruism

    • Class Discussion

  • 7

    Section 6: Creative Resilience - The Process

    • Step by Step

    • Make a Plan

    • Class Discussion

  • 8

    Assessment and Evaluation

    • Course Assessment

    • Course Evaluation

  • 9

    Final Step

    • Congratulations!


Dr. Sarah Ness

Founder of Arts in Health Institute

Sarah Ness, PhD has over fifteen years of professional experience in the field of arts in health. She earned a masters degree in expressive arts therapies and a doctorate degree in mind-body medicine. Dr. Ness has worked extensively with trauma survivors and children and families in crisis. Her experience includes work in mental health, community health, and medical hospital settings. She is a passionate advocate for creative wellness and believes in the essential role of arts engagement for individual and community health.

Pricing options

Course enrollment will last for 1 year from date of purchase.