When people like caregivers and activists are engaged in these incredibly challenging systems and witness to painful realities, it can have a profound impact our wellbeing. It can begin to show up in a number of different ways. We can start to view the world with more cynicism. We may notice we feel numbed to others’ pain and suffering. We can be worn down by the state of the world. We can feel the emotional and physical exhaustion that comes with feeling powerless and overwhelmed.
If any of this resonates for you, trauma-informed feminist counselling may be helpful. In counselling, we can build tools for resilience so that you can continue your activism and service, while remaining thoughtful and grounded. In order to do that, we will explore and nurture what is meaningful to you. We identify ways you connect with yourself and the people who you can rely on for community care.