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Caregivers can face many stressors, including threats to security (financial, health or otherwise), challenging dynamics of control, and struggles with accepting the decisions of the people involved in care. These stressors can trigger core fears, that often present as sadness, anger or other upsets that we can get stuck in. For me, it’s been reallyContinue reading “Emotional Intelligence: security, approval, control”
Caregivers can experience heightened levels of stress as well as anger, sadness and fear given the demands required of them, and their intimacy with witnessing pain and suffering. Without a support network and the skillsets to deal with the stress and emotions, life can feel catastrophic and we often resort to unhealthy coping strategies, orContinue reading “Emotional Intelligence: thoughts vs feelings”
When I talk about emotional intelligence I’m referring to the ability to identify, accept and express your emotions in healthy ways that you don’t end up regretting. I’m starting with emotional intelligence because I think building this skillset can act as a really helpful foundation to prevent caregiver burnout or “compassion fatigue”, and contribute toContinue reading “Emotional Intelligence: how to feel your feelings”
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