Compassion fatigue can result in serious and even life-threatening consequences when the service provider does not attend to their own self-care.
My mission in life and with my new book release, Surviving Compassion Fatigue: Help for Those Who Help Others, is to share what it was like before and after I learned to take care of myself. We need to warn others of the potential dangers of inadequate self-care, and to help others see alternatives to the way we as helpers live our lives.
I want to teach others how to employ intentional self-care and self-regulation strategies and to make our well being a top priority so that we can remain vital and available to help those in need.
My mission is to help you help you recharge your mind, body, and spirit.
Our discussions will be rich with my opinions, the opinions of others who have labored along side me, and the opinions of those who have preceded me in this field of study. When I lecture around the country, I always encourage my audiences to think critically, seek answers, and decide what works best for them. I encourage you to do the same.
In our discussions, we’ll define compassion fatigue and alert you to its warning signs, symptoms, and impacts. I will also provide strategies, interventions and tools for avoiding it and managing it in your life.
My hope is that this site and my book will help you to know what you need to do: what is in your best interest. I especially want you to know that you have the power to restore and maintain your own health and wellbeing throughout your dedicated and compassionate service years to others.