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If you are new to practice, here is a rundown of what the Christmas Cull is...it is where you will find an increased number of people coming in for a put to sleep in the few weeks prior to Christmas and there are a few theories as to what is going on, I would say that they are all correct.

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Whilst you’re behind the scenes, do you know what is happening on the front stage?

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Self-Compassion If your compassion does not include yourself then it is incomplete Jack Kornfield This is one of those phrases that is easy to say but very difficult to do. In my face to face compassion fatigue training I ask those attending to take a selfie over lunch and then in the afternoon we use it for a self-compassion exercise. It’s very simple, I ask them to take out the picture, look at it and then say something, nice, kind and encouraging to themselves. Easy? Well apparently not! People genuinely cannot think of anything to say, won’t speak or sometimes...

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Saving Starfish An old man was walking along a beach when he noticed a young woman off in the distance. As he got closer, he noticed that the woman was collecting starfish that had washed up on the beach and tossing them, one by one, back into the ocean. “Excuse me, young lady, but what are you doing?” the old man asked. “All these starfish have been washed up by the tide. If I don’t throw them back they will die”, she replied. “But there are hundreds and hundreds of starfish on the beach,” the old man said. “You can’t...

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In the late 1990’s American Traumatologist Charles Figley realised through his work supporting staff who cared for traumatised people and animals that, as a result of vicarious trauma (our inability to effectively differentiate between trauma that has happened to us and that which we witness), these staff were showing the same symptoms as those they cared for. He called this this compassion fatigue. 

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