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5 tips to avoid compassion fatigue

Compassion fatigue, also known as burnout, can appear in caregivers exposed to suffering on a daily basis. Nurses, care workers, doctors, counsellors are all exposed to compassion fatigue. 441 more words

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Self Care

If you’re following a blog about how ordinary people can change the world, chances are that you see the desperate need for changes to some parts of our world and you desperately want to be a part of that change. 557 more words

Ways To Change The World

Simon Danczuk is not the first to suffer vicarious trauma.

Simon Danczuk, who has been campaigning for justice for the many adults who have reported being raped, buggered and tortured by British MPs has reported suffering vicarious trauma.  561 more words

Making Secondary Trauma a Primary Issue

By Sam Dubberley – First posted by Eyewitness Media Hub

Eyewitness Media Hub is embarking on a cross-industry study into the impact of traumatic footage — and we need your help… 227 more words

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Dreams

There was a recurring dream, not like a rerun, exactly the same as before, but dreams where I would suddenly find myself in country in Vietnam, moving from one empty foxhole to the next, not finding anybody.   374 more words

Observations On Life

The VA Owes Me Seven Years

My last year in grad school, I did an internship at a VA working with Vietnam Veterans with PTSD.  I loved the patients, who were wonderful, but working at the VA was a nightmare.  221 more words

Observations On Life

Ups and Downs at the Conference

Recently I went to the Children’s Justice Conference in Seattle. Overall this was beneficial experience – I learned a ton, listened to speakers that re-inspired me, and made some great connections. 369 more words