Recognizing Compassion Fatigue in the Helping Professions

Working in the nonprofit or social-impact sector offers an opportunity to build a meaningful and rewarding career. The concept of being part of something bigger than oneself, or working for the greater good appeals to our sense of community, shared humanity, and global citizenship. But sometimes the repetitive outreach can drain our reserves. We forget that our bodies, minds, and souls require nourishment. For those of us in the helping professions , a path to sustenance is the practice of self-care (this doesn’t mean simply taking a warm bath at night; although those are nice too). The helping professions, […]

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