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Help for the Helpers
Episode 2032nd May 2024 • Life = Choices; Choices = Life • Kim Olver
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In this episode, we delve into the crucial topic of supporting counselors and therapists in processing the challenging traumas they encounter while aiding clients. Individuals grappling with mental health issues, incarceration, or substance use disorders often carry significant trauma burdens. As professionals, we can't ignore the impact of absorbing our clients' experiences, potentially leading to vicarious trauma and its symptoms affecting us. It's imperative to prioritize our well-being by seeking support from supervisors, mentors, coaches, support groups, trusted friends or our own counselor. By having an effective debriefing strategy in place, we can safeguard against internalizing hopelessness and maintain our capacity to serve with empathy and resilience.



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