Linda Bennett – is Senior Curriculum Specialist and the Hypnotherapy / Guided Imagery Program Director at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
Linda is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Board Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor and Certifying Examiner as well as a Certified Life Coach. She has worked for more than 25 years in the fields of higher education development and corporate training.
Linda is the esteemed 2014 International Medical & Dental Hypnosis Association Educator of the Year, received the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists 2011 Outstanding Clinical Contribution Award.
Managing Second-hand Trauma
Research indicates that caregivers are not immune to trauma and might experience compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is most common in the health care professions. Often with compassion fatigue we lose interest in our own self-care and both we and our clients can suffer. During this workshop learn the signs of compassion fatigue and ways to address this phenomenon.
“We have not been directly exposed to the trauma scene, but we hear the story told with such intensity, or we hear similar stories so often, or we have the gift and curse of extreme empathy and we suffer. We feel the feelings of our clients. We experience their fears. We dream their dreams. Eventually, we lose a certain spark of optimism, humor and hope. We tire. We aren’t sick, but we aren’t ourselves.”
C. Figley, 1995