Whether you call it compassion fatigue, compassion burnout, or empathic distress, being on the front lines with those experiencing distress or trauma is taxing, emotionally. Often nurses, teachers, and community service employees suffer from this affliction, but there are ways to protect yourself and beat empathic distress. Listen, as Dr. Alber shares her tips for overcoming compassion fatigue so that you can give with a whole heart.
Dr. Rebecca Alber is an Instructor at UCLA's Graduate School of Education, a literacy specialist, a consulting editor at Edutopia, a compulsive reader, passionate about learning being relevant, engaging, and revolutionary and she dips into the Pacific as often as possible. you can find her on twitter @Wordlib or by searching Dr. Rebecca Alber. You can also find her work on edutopia.org