Anyone who has flown on an airplane and listened to the flight attendant before take-off has been cautioned what to do in the event the oxygen masks fall from the ceiling.
Put on your own mask first before trying to help someone else.
Self Care is a principle that applies directly to any therapeutic work. If you’re gasping for air, you can’t help other people.
Therapists who neglect their own mental, physical and spiritual self-care eventually run out of air, they can not effectively help their clients because all of their energy is going out to the clients and nothing is coming back in to replenish their energy.
Although most therapists are familiar with self-care many find it a challenge to put the concept into practice in their own lives. Therapists who ignore their own needs will find their outlook on the profession going quickly downhill.
This months Hypno Geeks is a reminder to take care of ourselves and a great opportunity to introduce you to Sarah Reddan one of our new Tutors.