Giving yourself a therapy vacation
Trauma recovery is hard work.
Just because recovery is your focus does not mean that you don’t need down time.
It’s not only therapists who need vacations. Clients too need therapy breaks.
Taking time off work due to injury is not the same thing as a vacation. Doing the work to recover requires steady effort and focus. Other people might perceive time away from the job as time off or vacation. We know it’s far from that.
Just as we would take breaks to rest and recharge from our jobs, the same is true for trauma recovery.
How much time do you think would be healthy or helpful for you?
Please enjoy it, guilt free, and know that we are doing the same.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong