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Self Care

  • People working in the helping field are subject to conditions that can lead to depletion or even impairment, such as the emotionally intense nature of the helping relationship and increasingly heavy case loads. Receiving support from others can replenish us and reduce our vulnerability to professional stress (White, 1986). In addition, social support has been positively correlated with improved health and mental health outcomes (Cobb, 1976), and shown to be a positive factor in making healthy lifestyle changes (Hanna, 2002; Prochaska et al, 1994).

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