Last week my friend Kevin Langman interviewed me for his show Increase Your Impact where we spent almost 45 minutes chatting about compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout in health care providers and helping professionals.

I met Kevin during a meditation event at World Domination Summit in July 2015, where we connected over our passion for helping people and doing what we can to make the world a better place.

Here are Kevin’s show notes from the interview…

Show Notes

  • Introduction & Welcome (00:00)
  • What is Compassion Fatigue? (02:35)
  • How did you become interested in this field? (06:15)
  • Is awareness about Compassion Fatigue increasing? Or is there lots of stigma around it? (11:05)
  • What are some of the risks if Compassion Fatigue is not noticed and treated? (13:00)
  • What are some the ways to self-treat Compassion Fatigue? (15:35)
  • Can Compassion Fatigue occur in other, non-health-care related fields? (17:35)
  • What are some of the early warning signs of Compassion Fatigue? (19:15)
  • What are the best ways people can get help if they are suffering from Compassion Fatigue? (21:35)
  • What benefits do you see with people who treat and manage their Compassion Fatigue? (25:25)
  • What resources would you recommend for people who want to learn more about Compassion Fatigue? (27:45)
  • What are some of your top strategies for managing stress from your book 20 Quick Strategies to Help Patients and Clients Manage Stress? (29:30)
    • Noticing where in your body stress first appears
    • Deep breathing & meditation
  • What does Impact mean to you? (34:25)
  • What Impact do you want to have on the world? (35:25)
  • What is holding you back from having a bigger Impact? (36:25)
  • Is there any difference in Compassion Fatigue between mental health and medical providers? (40:45)
  • Where can people go to learn more about what Char is up to?

I must say that I really enjoyed my first “live” online interview and hope to do many more.

If you know anyone who works in health care or a helping profession (nursing, social work, mental health and addictions, social services, child protection, teaching, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, etc.) please send them a copy of this post, because you never know who is suffering and could use some help!