My hope is that helping professionals will find this page and be encouraged. All too often, helpers and healers spend so much time taking care of everyone else that they forget to take care of themselves. Don’t let that be you.
I offer helpers and healers a safe, confidential and judgmental-free zone where true healing can happen without shame and embarrassment.
Compassion fatigue functions on an equal opportunity basis, affecting all professionals who work in human services — counselors, pastors, nurses, doctors, teachers, social workers, case workers, midwives, body-workers, fire people, police officers and more.
In a world where stress feels like the norm, Compassion Fatigue symptoms can often go unnoticed. For a helping professional, compassion fatigue can cause excessive blaming and complaining, bottled up emotions, isolation, substance abuse to mask feelings, compulsive behaviors like overeating, overspending and sexual addictions, poor self-care, nightmares, chronic physical ailments, apathy and general exhaustion.
When compassion fatigue becomes symptomatic in the workplace, an organization will see high absenteeism, constant turnover, inability for teams to work together, staff members breaking company rules, missed deadlines, lack of vision and lack of respect towards people in positions of authority.
STOP and BREATHE
Take time for yourself and let your healing begin!