Compassion is an important trait for mental health therapists, as it allows them to connect with their patients and provide support. However, it is important to remember that compassion is finite, and that therapists must take care of themselves in order to maintain their compassion.
This can be done through self-care practices such as meditation or yoga, as well as by being mindful of how much time they spend with patients. It is also important for therapists to be present in order to experience compassion themselves, offer it to their patients, and witness it in their interactions.
Connect with the Clinician Development Collective: