Burnout is real. What our world needs are embodied leaders who have the capacity to respond, rather than (over)react, to stress.
Wellness is a critical, contributing factor in preventing burnout – especially in systems where clients and employees experience high levels of stress, compassion fatigue, or secondary traumatic stress. Focus, productivity, and overall competency suffer.
a condition common among workers who deal directly with victims of trauma or illness
industries which are effected:
- health care professionals
- child protection services
- first responders
- mental health providers
- primary caregivers of people who suffer from chronic illness
symptoms of compassion fatigue:
- a decrease in experiences of pleasure
- constant stress
- disturbed sleep
- negative attitudes
I speak to teams and organizations about trauma and vicarious trauma, offering somatic tools to release and manage stress in order to increase professional self-care and ultimately cultivate a culture of wellness.
Effect of Somatic Experiencing Resiliency-Based Trauma Treatment Training on Quality of Life and Psychological Health as Potential Markers of Resilience in Treating Professionals: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2018.00070/full