Self-Care Books for Therapists

Therapists and counselors often ask their clients how they are taking care of themselves. It’s an important part of therapy. The big question is — How are therapists taking care of themselves? Are they doing for themselves what they expect their clients to do? Many therapists often put themselves last…

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How Therapists Can Find Their Own Unique Self-Care Formula

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This blog post was written by guest blogger, Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP For all you therapists, healers, helper types out there… There is no magic formula for self-care. There is no “do-it-yourself-assemble-out-of-the-box-prototype” to follow. I, personally, find self-care akin to riding on a surf board atop a wave. I am…

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Why Therapists Need to Develop a Self-Care Plan

"Compassionate hands: taking care of our heart" by Enver Rahmanov via Wikimedia Commons (CC)

Psychotherapists and counselors are in the field of helping people: they are people who want to make a difference in the world. They give and give and give. What seems to be a common theme for many psychotherapists is that they often forget to give to themselves. They are easily…

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Self Care for Therapists

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I was reading a blog by Dr. Lissa Rankin the other day on “Why Your Doctor Has PTSD,” and it made me think about an upcoming workshop offered by the Maiberger Institute: “Self Care for Therapists” Dr. Rankin talks about doctors being traumatized by seeing patients who are in pain…

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