We are all natural caregivers; however, there are times in our lives when the care taking demands become more than we feel we can handle. Caregiver burnout is a real and common experience for many people. Self-compassion is the antidote to burnout. Giving ourselves self-compassion gives us the reserve needed to continue to care for those we love while holding onto our lives. We can engage in simple, easy practices that help rewire our brains to notice when we need self-compassion and to know how to give it to ourselves.
Denette Mann is a licensed professional counselor, of 15 years, in private practice in the Dallas area. Her primary focus as a counselor is trauma. In her constant pursuit of additional practices that would help this population she came across a program called Mindful Self-Compassion. She was so impressed with the program personally that she decided to pursue Certification. She uses it in her therapy work, she teaches it as an 8-week program to individual groups, in customized training for businesses and as a course at Universities. The program has years of research behind it all showing the benefits for different groups including caregivers. If you want to know more about the program visit: www.centerformsc.org or www.denettemann.com.