Self Care for a Wounded Counsellor
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This thesis is about my experience of caregiving for my mother, in which I explore my experience of empathy fatigue related to a lack of self-care. I have used autoethnography as research method, examining my memories, emotions, relationships, and culture to gain better insight into my personal experiences and how they fit within a wider cultural context of caregiving. This research also analyzes my ongoing journey of self-care, investigating helpful techniques and methods. My goal for writing about this topic was to explore different self-care strategies and methods of healing empathy fatigue that would have practical benefits for me and for others in similar situations.