"Although the warm bright sun was shining through my hospital window, it was the coldest and darkest day of my life. While I was awaiting the birth of my triplets, my father died by suicide. Now Robin Williams has died by suicide and Joan Rivers, a suicide survivor; has also passed. These deaths touch my heart and remind me to keep my sense of humor. Anyone who has seen me speak knows that humor is a huge part of my life. In spite of loss and in spite of suicide, laughter, hope and resilience IS what matters."
- Barbara Rubel, Author, But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide
Are you looking for a dynamic keynote speaker, workshop facilitator or trainer for your conference, healthcare association, or women's group?
Do you need a speaker who will energize and challenge an audience that is experiencing stress, burnout or compassion fatigue?
Barbara Rubel has a BS in psychology and a Master's degree in community health with a concentration in thanatology. She is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and consultant on resilience and overcoming traumatic loss.
She inspires and educates audiences, conveying optimisim and hope to those in stressful careers such as healthcare and mental health professionals, and victim services providers.
Barbara Rubel is Director of Griefwork Center, Inc., an information firm that supports healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, victim services professionals and those who work in stressful careers.
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Building Professional Resilience
To watch a 3 minute clip "Compasssion Fatigue: 8 Strengths that Build Coping Skills" fromBarbara Rubel's Western Schools Webinar,click on the movie tab:
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Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, CBS, CPBC is a nationally recognized thanatologist, focusing on loss and personal growth. She has been mentioned in Health Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Fox Buisiness, and much more.
Western Schools Continuing Education Video Course - 2 contact hours for nurses and psychiatric technicians. http://www.westernschools.com/ProductDetail/tabid/116/rvdsfpid/compassion-fatigue-8-strengths-that-build-coping-skills-2587/Default.aspx
Joyful Living for Women Radio Program with Dr. Lesly, January 22, 2014. Listen at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/joyfullivingforwomen/2014/01/22/resilient-women-entrepreneurs-how-to-re-energize-when-totally-exhausted
The Bill Cunningham Show, WLW, Clear Channel Radio Network, November 8, 2012, Post Election Grief: When your candidate does "NOT" win the electionwww.700w.w.com
Barbara's Articles Have Appeared in: AOL mydaily, Business & Health Magazine, Nursing Spectrum, Catholic Cemetery Magazine, Imprint Magazine, Tragedy Assistance Magazine, Micron PC Magazine, Grief Magazine, Impact Publications, Visions Magazine, Adult Family Caregivers Network, Employee Assistance Report, School Nurse News, South Brunswick Magazine, Friends for Survival, Inc., Thanatology Newsletter, The Forum, The Recovery Link, Lifesavers, Panic Relief News and more.
She's More Than Just a Speaker
Barbara has a profoundly personal story to share.
♦The journey Barbara took to get to the pinnacle of her profession began when her father died by suicide while she was in the hospital, pregnant with triplets.
♦Barbara devoted the first part of her career helping the bereaved and the second half advancing the wellbeing of professionals.
♦Barbara brings her undergraduate studies in psychology and graduate studies in communityhealth, along with her strong belief that it is possible to experience positive growth and find meaning in a life changing event, to her programs.
♦As a successful keynote speaker, workshop leader, trainer, and consultant, Barbara has become a leading industry expert on workplace wellness and coping with life's most difficult challenges.
Barbara Rubel and Leslie Ann Warren -- Cinderella Narratives of Women Leaders
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Barbara Brings a Humorous Approach to Her Presentations
Barbara's insightful presentations on staff development and work-life balance draw upon a wealth of accredited research to create keynotes, trainings, and workshops.
Speaking Topics and Programs
A FABULOUS Framework: 8 principles of resilience that prevent compassion fatigue
Palette of Grief®:A creative way to understand reactions to life changing events
But I Didn't Say Goodbye: Based on the widely acclaimed book that Barbara authored, this program helps attendees understand what must must be done in the aftermath of sudden and traumatic loss (e.g. suicide, homicide)
What a Character: How to make your personality strengths and weaknesses work for you
Grief in the Workplace: Supporting employees dealing with organizational change and death related losses (What every HR needs to know)
What You Need to Know, But No One Wants to Talk About: Barbara shares the basics about coping with loss based on her best selling 30 hour continuing education course book for nurses, Death, Dying and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need (2nd ed.) sold through Western Schools
Finding Meaning in Narratives: As a contributing writer in both Open to Hope's Fresh Grief and Kiwi Publishing's Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal, this program explores the significance of meaning making, life narratives and resilience
Soup to Nuts: Starting and Maintaining a Support Group: Everything a facilitator needs to know
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in learning about coping with life's challenges, managing stressful careers, compassion fatigue, post-traumatic growth, and resilience, will benefit from attending Barbara's programs.
Specialties: Healthcare professionals and behavioral healthcare professionals, victim services, child protective services, educators/school staff/administrators, employee assistance professionals, funeral directors, grief counselors, faith-based providers, first response support agencies, social services, and law enforcement.
Bring This Program to Your Organization:
On-Site Training Services Available. You get the same high-quality learning experience that Barbara's keynotes and seminars are famous for. As an incredibly motivating expert trainer, your staff walks away with tools and strategies they can implement right away.
10 Reasons to Book Barbara For Your Next Event
1. Barbara is a thought leader in the field of bereavement, stress management, positive growth, and resilience.
2. She’s a motivational speaker who teaches self-care strategies to healthcare and behavioral health professionals, victim assistance professionals, and those working in stressful careers. 3. Rubel is a keynote speaker who sets a positive tone for the event and keeps attendees focused on recognizing their important roles. 4. Barbara will teach your audience resilient ways to survive difficult times and shares her own story of being in the hospital about to give birth to triplets when her father died by suicide. 5. She writes what she believes in! She’s the author of a best-selling book; a 30 hour continuing education course book for Nurses; co-authored the compassion fatigue training curriculum for the Dept. of Justice; and is a contributing writer in the Thin Threads book series. 6. Rubel was in an Emmy Award winning documentary narrated by Mariette Hartley. 7. As a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Community Health with a concentration in Thanatology, she knows her stuff when it comes to psychology, bereavement, and stress management. 8. She is a widely acclaimed trainer on workplace wellness who has an incredible gift to touch the heart and mind. 9. Her humorous interactive teaching style is entertaining and educational and her giveaways will have audiences laughing while learning. 10. Barbara's references from healthcare and wellness associations, victim assistance, medical centers, education and faith based prove that she gets the job done!
Loss Can Inspire You to Help Others
Barbara Rubel and Brian Tracy at the NSA Keynote Lab in Las Vegas
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