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. Successful completion qualifies for 2.25 NBCC CE hours.

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Section 1: Unprecedented Times

    • The perfect storm

  • 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

    • NBCC CE Credit

    • Course Assessment

    • Course Evaluation

  • 9

    Final Step

    • Congratulations!

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to...

  • Identify and discuss individual and organizational effects of burnout on health and well-being

  • Assess the benefits of creative resilience and soul care practices

  • Design and implement creative soul care practices to boost personal and professional resilience and well-being


Dr. Sarah Ness Luke

Founder of Arts in Health Institute

Sarah Ness Luke, 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, medically fragile patients, 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.

Arts in Health Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7112. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arts in Health Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.