When you’re a therapist you’re meeting people that are suffering. You spend an hour or two with them and it’s hard not to take on some of that struggle. Especially when you’re tired. I think many of us take home stress or pain from work.
There are things you can do. I always wash my hands after every client, to symbolically end the session. This is a trick I picked up from a GP friend of mine. A shower is good but not always practical. A walk, burning some incense or a change of clothes can all help to bring some new energy.
I’d like to know if you’ve any strategies you’ve picked up for leaving the stress behind.