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The Hidden Costs of Empathic Healing

A psychologist’s case of burnout: A PhD psychologist, she knew the implications of countertransference and maintained impeccable personal and professional boundaries. Yet she was burning out. This was at a critical juncture in her professional life. Burnout is common among healing professionals: bodyworkers, fitness and yoga instructors, Reiki Masters, spiritual counselors, tattoo artists. Because practitioners assist, support, advocate, advise and guide, they are often awash in their clients’ emotions.

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Solstice Meditation

Celebrating solstice: In honor of the return to the light, the flow of the seasons and the grace of the quiet stillness of winter, please join me in this brief meditation to surrender inner darkness and illuminate inner light.