I had the chance to sit down with my good friend Patrick from All Things Private Practice, on his podcast, All Things Private Practice Podcast, which exists to normalize fear, impostor syndrome, self doubt, and authenticity in small business ownership. As a mental health worker, you are often placed on the frontline of experiencing and supporting people through their trauma, suffering, and pain. It's no surprise that that can easily lead to a feeling of emotional and physical exhaustion known as compassion fatigue. It can almost be said that it sort of comes with the job. So, if you are experiencing these symptoms and starting to wonder how you can protect yourself while still helping others, then this episode is for you.
Top 3 reasons to listen to the entire episode:
Understand what compassion fatigue is and how to identify it within yourself.
Learn how to navigate and build an immunity to compassion fatigue (since you can't completely prevent it in this line of work).
Identify ways to shift the energy around how you help people and use other entrepreneurial outlets to support mental health while protecting yourself.
Compassion fatigue can be a challenging thing to address and can hit hard, so understanding how to be flexible and pivot your thinking, actions, and maybe even career to support your needs and wellness, will ultimately help you be charged and ready to take care of yourself and others as well as find the work-life balance that every entrepreneur needs to live a fulfilling life. Click here to listen to the episode. Share with someone who needs this message!
To Your Health and Prosperity,