Most ministry leaders don’t realize that churches are often the number one front-line mental health resource for their members. It’s necessary to have a care team and an intentional care plan for those who are looking to your church for support. So download the 17 page guide on 3 Steps to Building Sustainable Care Ministry in your Church.
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For generations we have been taught to suppress and silent emotions; and as a result, we’re seeing the negative impacts in our physical health, mental well-being and even in our relationships. Use these three strategies and that free download tool to recognize and respond to your emotions.
It took me months to realize that I was experiencing compassion fatigue and it wasn’t until I stopped and found healing that I realized how significantly every area of my life was impacted.
Let me save you a few steps and hopefully months of hardship and tell you the 10 signs of compassion fatigue that I didn’t recognize until afterwards.
With burnout if you are able to find relief from the helplessness, hopelessness and stress you are likely to find symptoms of burnout to subside with no lasting impacts. But that is not the case with compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue has long term impacts to the world view and wellbeing.
Low-Impact-Debriefing gives you the freedom to be able to talk and share with others without fear of re-traumatizing them and still provides you with all the support and care needed in sharing about the difficult work that you do.
Download: 3 tips on how to say no with grace How many times have you been in a situation when someone is asking you to do something and you think” I really should say no but I feel bad” So are faced with a decision. Do you say no and feel guilty, or you say...
Resilience can feel like a buzz word. It sounds really good, what does it actually mean? And even harder is figuring out how to achieve it. It’s like the unicorn of well-being or actually achieving the allusive “work-life balance”. Super nice to say and...
Around the world ministry leaders and cross-cultural workers are serving and caring and unaware of the risk and impacts of Compassion Fatigue. Resulting in people experiencing mental, emotional and physical exhaustion and even having to leave the ministry to care for own their wellbeing.
The holidays The holidays bring stressful moments. It doesn’t matter if you have a hallmark life or if you are someone struggling with loss, anxiety or depression. There are times when you are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and even sad. So often when we think...
“I” statements are a simple way of speaking that will help you avoid the defensive trap by reducing feelings of blame. A good “I” statement takes responsibility for one’s own feelings, while tactfully describing a problem.