The Beat podcast is designed for healthcare professionals only and is brought to you by Nutricia. In this mini-series in partnership with Feel Good, the experts in the psychology of people, join their specialists from the fields of nutrition, psychology, mental health, mindfulness, sleep and movement in these 20 minute ‘powershot’ podcasts to encourage you to learn on the move.
One of the most remarkable aspects of being a human is our ability to feel compassion for others. That can be for people we know, right through to complete strangers. As with many things in life, it comes with a downside, because the very act of being supportive, compassionate, and caring towards others extracts a cost, both emotionally and physically. There is a limit to how much compassion we can provide for others and if we cross the line there are real and profound consequences for our own wellbeing. We know those working in customer, management or patient facing roles, particularly in the current climate are at significant risk.
In this podcast with Philippa Spencer, Chartered Psychologist, we will unpack the topic of compassion fatigue, explain what it is, why it occurs and help people recognise their own risk factors. We will share ideas and strategies for how to maintain personal wellbeing so the ability to care for others remains intact and is maintained over time.
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