When clients feel they’ve been wronged, resentment, fear and anger are sure to follow. Working through these emotions, as well as the backlash against them, presents challenges for therapists and clients alike.
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With the UK’s Prime Minister reportedly considering ‘shutting off’ social media sites in an effort to stem the rising tide of riots and other violence in London and across the country, the UK government has seemingly acknowledged that merely enforcing the law doesn’t fit their job description. Throughout history, when governments have lacked the finesse to enforce the law, they have often asked for — or simply siezed — bigger and bigger sledgehammers to control bigger and bigger sets of behaviours.
“How do you know when your clients are lying? Their lips are moving!” a mentor once quipped to me. I believe clients’ lies have as much to say about therapists as they do about the people under our care.
Peace comes not by imposing our wills or asserting the correctness of our ways and beliefs over others, but by reckoning with our own hearts.
Pressured from all sides, from the Government to the pupils, teachers are increasingly suffering burnout. The problems may seem insurmountable, but the most important point in protecting yourself from burnout turns out to be a very simple one: treat yourself as if you were actually very important.