Introduction to Soul-Care in Health-Care - Details:
Many practitioners, dispirited by the gap they experience between the compassionate care they felt called to do and the impersonal and frustrating routines that drive daily practice, often burnout and/or experience compassion fatigue and secondary PTSD. The irony is haunting: when we lose ourselves, we lose the capacity for authentic relationships with patients, peers, and community. But the growing recognition is that healing occurs within the context of relationships -- that the relationship itself is the medicine. Learn how patients can connect with their health-care providers, soul-to-soul instead of role-to-role, and how patients can be seen and heard in the rich context of their lives, emotions, culture, and values. Reconnect with your own authentic self to embody healing presence, generative listening, and evocation of story.