“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.”
- Dr. Harriet Lerner -
Care for the Carer
Care work is incredibly meaningful and fulfilling. There is nothing quite like the privilege of bearing witness to another's vulnerability and containing it with warmth and compassion. As impactful as being a container is, it is also significantly demanding emotionally. Without adequate self care, one can become depleted. In a state of depletion as a carer you can become dangerous to yourself and the ones you care for. Thus, it is important as a carer, to have a space where you are nourished so you're best able to do what you do best. You also have the opportunity to bring challenging cases and get input on how best to support your client(s).
Engaging Whiteness Supervision
As a non-black clinician, you may want to get input and support in your treatment of black clients. Together we'll engage on the work you're doing with your black clients and help you be present for your black clients in the way they need you to be.
For non-black leaders in organisations, engaging whiteness supervision can help you be at your best with all members of your team(s) and help facilitate psychological safety in your work environment.
“Psychotherapy is a demanding vocation, and the successful therapist must be able to tolerate the isolation, anxiety, and frustration that are inevitable in the work.”
- Dr. Irvin Yalom -
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