Empathy is Tiring

To be an effective clinical psychologist, you need to possess sincere empathy for your clients’ diverse range of personal challenges and concerns. Such empathy, nonetheless, does not exist in an unlimited supply.

It’s extremely challenging to continuously respond therapeutically to your clients’ wide assortment of distress when you are concurrently dealing with your own persistent trials. As a result, I’ve learned just how important it is to practice adequate self-care. You can’t successfully give to others if your personal reservoir has been utterly depleted.

1 thought on “Empathy is Tiring”

  1. so hard to do that in the best of circumstances. Is it like being a AA battery that is trying to do the job of a 9 volt battery? It is good to be able to do what is needed to take care of yourself to replenish your limited resources!

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