It is said that Health Care Providers are prone to Compassion Fatigue at one point or another. The best of us are more likely to burn-out when extending our willingness to provide healing support beyond our capacity or in so trying circumstances that we fail to refuel rapidly enough to face the demand. As you know, a breach to our inner core may be caused by exposure to some element we are more sensitive to, leaving us vulnerable.

When Empathy is part of our every encounter, we may well feel limited and start sympathizing with our client’s demise. A kinship to our client may develop which may limit our capacity to provide adequate support. Worse, doubt in our competencies may seep in.

First, a temporary discomfort will arise which we may feel shouldn’t be taken into account. Unfortunately, it will grow if not dealt with. Our capacity of giving and helping may soon wither when constantly confronted with demanding cases and little time to replenish. When felt, this need to refuel must be filled and acted upon immediately.

I know! You want to continue to help and wish you could go on and on and on.

Elizabeth McNally, Mentor

You resist taking care of yourself because, after all, you know how to monitor yourself well. You wonder what colleagues, friends or spouse will think if you admit that your well of kindness and resourcefulness has gone dry. You get irritated when someone mentions how tired you look. You even wish you could avoid this issue all together and have started to isolate yourself from family and friends.

This or that client has become so trying that you may even postpone their next meeting voluntarily. You snap at some, almost getting angry at their unwillingness to progress and their inaptitude to understand, when in a consultation!

My friend! It is time to stop, assess and face the fact that you need to refill! Fortunately, we, , are more likely to recuperate rapidly once we’ve faced the obvious.

Who are we? We are caregivers, professionals who experience or witness trauma such as physicians, nurses, officers of the law, emergency service personnel, disaster service personnel, employees who work in high-risk situations, repeated survivors of work-related trauma; we are professionals or caregivers whose client’s experience trauma, such as Therapists, Teachers, Adult-care workers, Child-care workers, Protective services workers, Family Caregivers, Employee Assistance Professionals, Insurance adjusters or Agents, Lawyers, Funeral Home Attendants; we are Professionals in high-demands/high-stress positions such as CFO’s & CEO’s, Managers, Brokers; finally, we are any person experiencing negative effects of work-related stress.

Leave your pride behind and consult now! It is a wise move that will enable you to recover quickly so you can attend to the needs of all those people you feel compelled to help!

Let me remind you that you are a human being too! There are retreats where you can be supported individually or in group. You don’t have the leisure of time? Well, phone or email consultations are also available. I know, because I offer this service in five session program which is given during a four day Intensive Summer Retreat, where you can escape incognito and replenish. This retreat can become your yearly preventive measure. It can also be given over five consecutive weeks or more, at any time through the year, by email or over the phone. Others offer this service as well. Find the perfect fit for your needs, your schedule and time paucity. No one ever has to know you’ve gone through this process of finding your wings again. It’s just very important that you do!

As you know, you will regain your calm, self-confident composure; you will feel your energy rise and your mind clear. Isn’t it worth it?

In our profession, the motto should definitely be , just like the musketeers! Contact us to check availability and schedule your free session. During this 30 minute session, we can chat on how to better assist you in this time of need: . If you rather get a sense of who we are, just browse my website:

You’ve been giving so much! It’s time for you to take care of yourself. Email now! Don’t hesitate or resist any longer. Just do it!

Author's Bio: 



Some 17 years of experience as a Mentor & Coach, pertinent Career and life experiences, a Master’s degree in Education and additional training in Emotional Intelligence and Compassion Fatigue Recovery enable me to better perceive my clients’ needs. Because of this, I know how to help my clients clarify their thoughts, pinpoint issues and take concrete, suitable action to solve the problem, in record time.