3 Ways Helpers Can Prevent Burnout

Kevin Singh

While anyone can experience burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma, professional helpers who work in the health care and social services fields are more susceptible than the general population. Helping others as a career can be rewarding, but it can also come at an unspoken cost. Defining Our Terms Burnout Burnout is exactly what it sounds like. People get “burned … Read More

Getting the Helping Relationship Right

Kevin Singh

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What follows are three relationship dynamics that you may recognize in those you support. This knowledge will help you better analyze the helper–client relationship and stop potential mishaps before they even happen. It’s important to understand these three main categories as they apply to ourselves and our relationships. Co/Dependent Relationships This is the worst type of relationship. It’s when one … Read More