Self-care Balance for the compassionate practitioner
Many people who work in professions that offer care and support are naturally compassionate. It is their compassionate nature that has drawn them to this work, and that helps them to excel in meeting the needs of their service-users.
Working compassionately can be endlessly rewarding. But it can also be draining and exhausting for compassionate practitioners who do not routinely practice compassion towards themselves.
Self-compassion, which needs to be the foundation of compassionate practice, is frequently the area that is most often neglected.
As compassionate practitioners, we and our practice benefit when we learn to prioritise our own self-care and set clear boundaries regarding our own needs and those of others.
Think of a bank account. Before we share our finances with others, we must be in credit. If we try to do so when we are overdrawn, we soon find ourselves in trouble.
The same is true of compassionate energy. Too many people are giving from a position of debit, which cannot be sustained in the long-term.
Financial literacy is widely accepted as an essential skill to learn. Compassion literacy is just as important.
This half-day creative workshop introduces the "Compassion Bank Balance" - a powerful, simple and joyful tool for recognising and meeting our own needs, remaining in credit and becoming more effective practioners as a result.
Contact us for more info or to book a workshop. Further workshops and courses on the subjects of self-compassion and compassion literacy are also available.