The Edge of Compassion

TEDx Talk with Françoise Mathieu

The Edge of Compassion

TEDx Talk with Françoise Mathieu

About the Video

What is the sweet spot between caring too much and not caring at all?

In this TEDx Talk, Françoise Mathieu explores tools to help all of us navigate the challenges of sustaining compassion and empathy towards others – both as individuals and professionals.

Recorded in 2018 at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

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About the Presenters

Françoise Mathieu
M. Ed, RP

Françoise Mathieu is an educator, speaker, and trauma-trained therapist. She is the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook, founding member of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium, and the Executive Director of TEND.

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An auditorium with a crowd of people inside

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