Therapy for Therapists
My business “Helpers Helping Helpers” assists Helping professionals live a higher quality of life. The term “Helper” is defined as those in positions where the majority of their responsibilities include intense work that focuses on repairing the physical, emotional and mental distress of others. These people are directly responsible for the overall quality of life of an individual. These people include psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, lawyers, doctors, home attendants and other professionals that have not been listed. These healers have a higher potential to acquire vicarious trauma from doing their jobs and helping others.
Mission of Helpers Helping Helpers
The mission of Helpers Helping Helpers is to assist those in the helping professions improve their overall quality of life. The four major areas that this organization will target are education, self-improvement, self-care, and counseling Services. The Helpers Helping Helper’s program serves to enable participants to:
- Feel seen and understood
- Identify and practice self-care techniques unique to them
- Cultivate exceptional introspective skills
- Learn to use introspection as the foundation of personal and professional excellence
- To normalize the challenges, strengths, and weaknesses associated with being a helping professional
- Understand and identify their unique characteristics as Helpers
- Understand the warning signs and prevent the onset of burnout
- To understand and share a universal self-care/self-improvement vocabulary for helping professionals.
- Improve their overall quality of life and reduce the chances of vicarious trauma, depression or anxiety.
- Form a collaborative rather than competitive professional atmosphere
- Dramatically enhance their education through learning tools and techniques for self-care, introspection, and community responsibly early in their graduate training.
The Benefits You Can Expect
- Less staff burnout
- Innovation and creativity in the workplace and personal life
- A stronger sense of self and purpose
- Energy and mental space to focus on priorities (including work)
- Ability to establish and maintain boundaries
- Enhancement of decision making skills
- Improvement of mental health
- Enhancement of job performance
- Gain a clear understanding of individual burnout/compassion fatigue warning signs
- To understand and share a universal self-care/self-improvement vocabulary for helping professionals
- Improvement of overall quality of life and reduction of vicarious trauma, work related depression or anxiety.
- Formation of a collaborative rather than competitive professional atmosphere
- Enhancement of education
At Helpers Helping Helpers we believe in the idea that those in the helping professions are cornerstones to the overall health of society and therefore deserve the same attention and healing that they give to others. This is the fundamental part of our mission as we continue to serve those in the health professions.