Overextended and Undernourished: A Self-care Guide for People in Helping Roles
Whether you are a health professional, a counselor, in customer service, in a caregiver role, or struggle with codependency, my book Overextended and Undernourished offers immediate help for helpers. You will learn to counteract the stress associated with unhealthy giving. Take better care of yourself when helping others. Recognize and overcome outdated survival strategies that lead to compassion fatigue and prevent you from implementing self-care.
Includes rich case histories, self-assessments and hands-on exercises.
Taking better care of yourself while helping others * Be empathetic while maintaining clear boundaries. * Identify and challenge obstacles to implementing self-care. * Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy giving. * Reduce susceptibility to burnout and compassion fatigue.
Most of us are better at attending to our self-care in some areas , but neglect other aspects of our life. For example, you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, yet are often "on the edge" financially. The quiz below can help you identify how well you take care of yourself.