Overextended and Undernourished: A Self-care Guide for People in Helping Roles
My book, Overextended and Undernourished, offers immediate “help for the helpers”. Whether you are a health professional, a counselor, in customer service, in a caregiver role, or struggle with codependency you will learn to:
• Counteract the stress and self-defeating aspects of unhealthy giving.
• Take better care of yourself while helping others.
• Recognize and overcome attitudes, habits and outdated survival strategies that perpetuate compassion fatigue and prevent you from implementing self-care.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.