Emotional Fatigue in Soul-Centred People
Soul-centred, highly compassionate or empathic people, plus individuals who work in a caring role are a higher risk group for developing emotional burnout, chronic fatigue and stress-related conditions. This includes professionals like therapists, counsellors, nurses, social workers, healers and coaches. Plus anyone who regularly cares for other people and does not get much time for themselves; like parents or people caring for family members who have ongoing health conditions.
Experiencing continuously high levels of emotional stress can lead to difficulties including:
- Experiencing a loss of joy and purpose in life
- Being increasingly unable to continue in your role as a carer for other people
- Stress-related conditions including digestive issues, inflammatory conditions, fatigue, pain, anxiety or depression
- Feelings of frustration, anger and resentment at being exposed to high intensity and emotionally stressful situations on a regular basis
- A decreased ability to enjoy in the things which give you pleasure in life - hobbies, social connection, happiness and an overall appreciation of life
- Becoming less able to deal with routine tasks which you used to be able to complete with ease
- Gradual erosion of your own feelings of personal identity, as your life focus increasingly operates around caring for others
Well-Being Support for Healers, Carers and Highly Empathic People
Coaching can help counsellors, healers and therapists to prevent, or recover from, emotional burnout by identifying the underlying beliefs and behaviour patterns which may be contributing toward your current experience.
It is possible to make changes which will help you to prevent emotional overload, and which will help your long-term well-being. These changes are based on improving healthy personal boundaries, creating practical action plans for improving your situation and quality of life, and exploring any underlying beliefs which are impacting your emotional well-being.
My coaching programmes can help professionals who are suffering from burnout, and are equally relevant for people who find themselves in a full-time role of carer due to life circumstances. Perhaps caring for a family member who has an ongoing health condition, whether this is mental, physical or emotional in nature.
Here are a few issues which may be impacting the level of emotional stress that many soul-centred people may be experiencing, perhaps without without realising it. Each of these things can be changed and result in an improvement in your quality of life:
- Feelings of not being a good person if you do not continuously give to others before yourself
- Learning how to thrive with personality traits like high levels of empathy
- Not being aligned with your own life purpose
- Relationship patterns you may have learnt in childhood
- Practical ways of pacing and managing activities
- Accessing practical, personal and social support
- Balancing and recharging your own emotional, physical and mental energy levels
- Effective management of financial pressures
- Connecting to a higher source of meaning and purpose
- Changing your perception of your current role so that you can continue to thrive whilst doing it
Soul-Connection and Moving Beyond Emotional Challenges
There is a well established link between spirituality and improved health. People who have a spiritual belief, community or practice also tend to have higher levels of resilience, purpose and meaning in their lives, and they are able to cope better with life challenges such as illness, pain, anxiety, trauma and personal loss.
Many people get caught up in the cycle of trying to define a specific version of what spirituality is. But all language contains a subjective quality, and is influenced by a persons education, experience, culture, and upbringing. Even within any religious or spiritual group there is never a unified, clear-cut agreement of what it is to be part of that specific group. So, it is important to recognise that spirituality is essentially a very personal experience. But belief in a higher power or spiritual concept, no matter what that is, can bring a sense of perspective in times of stress, trauma and adversity.
Spiritual belief provides a sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself, an intuitive knowing that there is a purpose and meaning to life, and a source of love, compassion, and harmony.
This source of connection is experienced more easily in some people than others. For example, highly intuitive or sensitive people are generally more aligned with the spiritual aspect of life. Spiritual connection and awareness can also be accessed more easily through activities which either quiet the mind, or turn its focus inward. A few examples are walking in nature, gardening, yoga, or meditation. These practices do not necessarily involve isolation: sitting for long periods of time for meditation, or cutting yourself off from the external world. It can be equally effective to simply switch awareness to your inner life. Simply noticing the nature of thoughts, emotions, and sensations in the body can lead to an awakening experience, where you realise the true nature of who you are. And during this process, you will naturally dissolve stressful thoughts and emotions, restoring harmony, balance and well-being to the mind-body. Beliefs of the ego can be released, fear and anxiety naturally subside, and challenging situations can be viewed from a wider perspective, bringing a sense of acceptance and peace.
Supporting therapists, healers and soul-centred people to fulfil your life purpose
Being of service to others is an important purpose in life, but there may be things stopping you from achieving the level of service that you know you are capable of. So, I also provide coaching to support therapists, healers, counsellors and healers in achieving their life purpose to the best of their ability.
Here are a few of the things which I help therapists, healers and providers of spiritual services with:
- Overcoming beliefs about receiving money in exchange for your services
- Fear about putting yourself out into the world and letting people know about what you do
- How to deal with energy vampires and negative people
- Being able to distinguish ego-based thoughts from spiritual purpose
- Moving beyond your own experiences of trauma or emotional distress
- How to continue being a therapist when you are highly sensitive to other people's energies
- Developing personal skills like assertiveness, increasing your self-esteem, or overcoming a fear of conflict
- Practical skills for improving your business and presence in the world
- How to develop your own levels of wisdom and awakening
- Skills for maintaining your own health whilst serving others
- Deepening your spiritual connection so that you can work from a place of genuine grace