One of my specialties is supporting others that are in helping professions- mental health, education, health care, activism, first responders, etc.
I find those that enter into these professions are often driven by a deep sense of passion, purpose, and devotion. That same passion and caring can come with a cost- burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
Resilience can be learned and practiced, and there is a way forward. We are all Wounded Healers- we all carry wounds and our own innate inner healer. When one become over-identified with being the helper, there is a risk of denying and neglecting one's own needs and wounded parts. For those that are in helping professions, taking care of oneself is paramount.
My work with helping professionals can include trauma treatment for vicarious trauma, breathwork, self-care planning and coaching, exploration of ways to create more personal sustainability in the work, exploration of career alternatives, and managing symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout.