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Bryan S. Gerber, Psy.D., Ph.D.c
Before we start; Does anyone want to debate the mind- body connection?
Somatic complaints Coronary heart disease Gastrointestinal difficulties Sleep disruptions Reduction in sex drive Irritability, anger, depression Substance use Social withdrawal (NIMH, 2014) Nothing Very Good.
Compassion Fatigue Vicarious Trauma Secondary Trauma They all represent the same thing: Helpers neglecting to help themselves!
Some sources state stress levels in health care professionals may be as much as 85% higher than in the general population (Hooper, Craig, Janvrin, Wetsel, & Reimels, 2010) It is likely not this high but significant none-the-less.
General Adaptation Syndrome Hans Selye (1950)
Resistance Exhaustion Alarm
Where the mind and the body (and spirit) connect.
Passion Motivation Intensity Inspiration
What am I Thinking?
How am I Feeling?
What do I Need?
What Can I do About It?
Secondary or vicarious trauma is the cumulative transformative effect (stress) of working with survivors of traumatic life events. (Beck, 2011)
Secondary Trauma is the Leading Cause of Clinician Fatigue. (Rosenstein, 2012)
Those who serve helping others are notorious for ignoring their own physical and emotional health. (APA, 2013)
In Buddhism; mindfulness refers to maintaining as much as possible a calm awareness of one's body, feelings, mind, and spirit. (Hussain & Bhushan, 2010)
In Western thought, mindfulness is simply living in the moment and consciously evaluating one’s state of being. (Hussain & Bhushan, 2010)
與世無爭；知足常樂 Be well with the (your) world. Dr. Gerber
All images depicted in this presentation were obtained from Google Images. The original photographer/artist retains all rights. Special thanks to my son, Branyn (the Pooh) for assisting in the development of this presentation Referenced material is available on the handout.