Those in professions that require significant emotional labour are familiar with the issues such as high staff turnover, limited resources and emotional exhaustion.
Burnout, Empathy Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress are the most underestimated occupational hazard for those providing direct services to vulnerable and traumatized populations. One review of the research estimates that up to 67% could be experiencing HIGH levels of burnout.
The majority of resiliency education and self care training for practitioners focuses time management, adequate breaks, physical health and organisation culture.
It takes more than good time management and holidays to find professional longevity in empathetic roles, particularly in the context of trauma.
Being. Wellness and Mindful Innovation is passionate about supporting practitioners to build the physical, mental and emotional foundations they need for professional sustainability.