Welcome to another episode of the Animal Academy Podcast. Taking care of another living being requires us to give a part of ourselves including our hearts. When in a caregiver role over time, it’s common for people to lose themselves in their role and not always take care of their own needs. This may result in a condition known as Compassion Fatigue.
In this episode, I will be speaking with Patricia Smith who is a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, author of many books on this subject, presenter and the founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project.
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Links from this Episode:
— Allison White https://www.facebook.com/allison.white.399826
— Animal Academy Podcast – Why The Animal Academy Podcast Exists
— Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project: http://www.compassionfatigue.org/
— Healthy Caregiving: http://www.healthycaregiving.com/
— Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/compassionfatigue
— TEDx San Juan Island: http://www.tedxsanjuanisland.org/2016/
— “Compassion Satisfaction” 50 Steps To Healthy Caregiving” : https://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Satisfaction-Steps-Healthy-Caregiving/dp/1478264845/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=patricia+smith+books+compassion+fatigue&qid=1597920920&sr=8-2
— “To Weep For A Stranger” https://www.amazon.com/Weep-Stranger-Compassion-Fatigue-Caregiving/dp/1448658691
— Charles Figley: https://charlesfigley.com/
— Professional Quality of Life Measure: https://proqol.org/Compassion_Fatigue.html
— Adverse Childhood Events: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html
— Dr. Andrew Weil’s 4-7-8 Breathing Practice: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324417#how-to-do-it
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Allison is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in the field of mental health for over 27 years. She has been involved in programs that value the human-animal connection including therapy dog work, obedience, agility, conformation, herding and field work. When her dogs encountered sports-related injuries, she was introduced to the field of canine rehabilitation and sport’s medicine. Her passion has been to recognize this human-animal bond and what we can learn from animals, which improves our own quality of life by allowing us to experience their unconditional love, devotion and intelligence.