Below are the best resources we could find on Compassion Fatigue and empathy.
Caring for people who are suffering is a loving, even heroic calling, but it takes a toll. Roshi Joan Halifax teaches this five-step program to care for yourself while caring for others.
Looking after someone with cancer can be complex, overwhelming, and emotionally draining all at once. As a caregiver, you may also overlook your own well-being while you focus on your loved one.
Feeling empathy for others’ pain is innately human, but it can be stretched too thin. Here’s why we get numbed to horrific events—and how to preserve our tenderness and our desire to help.
Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and a Buddhist teacher.
We often emphasize the importance of keeping cool in a crisis. But sometimes coolness can give way to detachment and apathy.
In this video, caregiving expert Pamela D Wilson discussed the inability of elderly parents with dementia to recognize the effect of their behaviors on others. Elderly parents with dementia are vulnerable and helpless.
There’s a dark side to feeling the emotions of other people. In some cases, it can even lead to cruelty, aggression, and distress.
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