Episode 121: How to Navigate Empathic Distress

Nov 15, 2023
How to Navigate Empathic Distress


How are you really?

I know a lot of us are really feeling the pain of all things that are happening worldwide. It's so easy to submerge ourselves in the distress of others, often to our own detriment. I didn't even know that empathic distress was a thing until a friend mentioned the term to me and I recognised my own personal experiences with empathic distress.

As somebody who is a parent, a carer, a wife, a business owner, a loyal friend and family member I recognised the challenges I have come up against and the importance of sharing my journey and my go to tools to help to preserve my energy and lower my anxiety when difficult times occur.

Join me in this thought provoking conversation where I share:

  • The importance of saying “YES” to you first 
  • How to say “NO” with confidence 
  • Why making small changes within your lifestyle will help you gain more energy
  • The impact of having very limited family support has had on me
  • The reason why I choose to keep my inner cycle small
  • How being a caregiver to my brother with autism affects me frequently 
  • My journey of dealing with triggers that can bring past traumas to the surface

Opening up dialogues about empathic distress and providing simple to implement strategies to nurture your wellbeing is really important to me. Once we start to create self care boundaries we can start to protect our inner peace

I hope you get what you need from this episode.

Sending you love and healing!

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