To emerge from the grip of feeling stale as a therapist and in danger of burning out, we need something to take us out of our isolation. Focusing partnerships can be a potent remedy for the circular thinking we tend to get mired in when we’re by ourselves.
The growing interest in micro self-care mirrors the developments in understanding self-directed neuroplasticity: small and frequent works better to create desirable neural pathways than big and seldom.
An entire industry has sprung up to address the problem of compassion fatigue, but research indicates that the most commonly proposed answer, improved self-care, doesn’t work. In fact, the study of the most highly effective clinicians suggests that burnout isn’t related to caring too much, but continuing to care ineffectively.
We're Older. Are We Better?
Too often traditional approaches with kids and teens don’t help us engage the distracted, impulsive, chronically dysregulated youth of the Digital Age. Fortunately, a range of innovative approaches have emerged in recent years to help us more fully elicit their enthusiastic participation, natural curiosity, and sense of adventure. With Ron Taffel, Charlotte Reznick, Daniel Siegel, Lynn Lyons, Martha Straus, Janet Edgette.
Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.
Despite its popularity among therapists, mindfulness is only a beginning in the process of change.