Holistic counseling for givers: Let’s face it, we're givers. It’s natural and easy for us. Until it’s not. Sometimes we wake up for our work day or shift and realize how exhausted we are. We just don’t have it in us to help others today. We muster it up, of course. We deal and plow through it, of course. We’re professionals. We’re responsible and dutiful and then there are people, clients, and patients who rely on us, not to mention our families.
Sometimes every little request for help from your clients or patients seems way too much. You feel shame well up. Maybe you’re wondering why you are doing this anymore because you’re just not feeling it today. And with that thought more shame rises to the surface. You’re feeling disconnected from the reason you went into health care. The words “passion” and “sense of purpose” seem far, far away. Isn’t compassion fatigue something that happens to someone else?
Today, something is dawning on you that change is afoot. You might be in transition or experiencing several transitions in your life. There might be another way, another path but you’re not sure about what it means for you both professionally and personally.
This realization brings you to a quiet, tender place inside.
Realizing you’re in transition and fatigued is hard to admit to
yourself. You know you’re capable, you can handle the suffering of
others and at the same time you feel tired. Something is out of
Whether you’re a counselor, nurse or other healthcare provider, we need someone who gets it. Sometimes it’s hard to take care of you like you take care of the others around you. Reaching out for counseling and coaching is asking for a helping hand.
Holistic counseling offers an opportunity to reconnect, rebuild and
cultivate your mind body resiliency. Through skillful means that
involves empathy, collaboration and a focus on you, my goal is to help
you gently face why you’re compassion fatigued and what’s keeping you
from your purpose. In working with a mind-body psychotherapist you can
gently face over-giving patterns that no longer serve you and begin to
heal and shift into being compassion-invigorated.
If this sounds like a balm to you, contact me with your questions. If you like, we can also discuss the practical steps of coordinating the time to take care of you like you take care of others. Ready to receive and handcraft your health? Call today.
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