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Editor's e-Note
No matter what we do professionally, self-care should always be a priority, but we sometimes lose sight of it. Especially those who are therapists, social workers, or other caregiving professionals who are using empathy and emotional energies in their daily interactions with clients and patients must be aware of what they can do to prevent compassion fatigue and cultivate resilience of spirit. This month’s E-News Exclusive is from a yoga therapist who offers some ideas and short, easy exercises that can energize and cleanse perhaps in the moments between clients, on a lunch break, or in your free time.

Is it too cliché to remind us all that we can’t give good care to others if we are not taking good care of ourselves?

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— Marianne Mallon, editor
e-News Exclusive
Yoga Interventions for Therapist Resilience
By Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT 500

Clinicians from many different fields of study and practice are referring patients and clients to yoga and starting to incorporate the tools of yoga therapy into their own practices. With such confidence in yoga therapy, how might clinicians incorporate yoga therapy tools into our daily work for our personal and professional resilience?

Being a Lighthouse
A lighthouse provides a steady, radiant beacon that calls ships back to shore. Regardless of how lost a ship has been or how stormy the ocean, the lighthouse continues to beam its light on behalf of ships looking for a safe harbor.
As a yoga therapy practitioner for the past 20 years, with foundations in mental health and art therapy, one of my primary therapeutic tools is the regulation of my own nervous system, on my behalf and my clients’. When we cultivate our personal equanimity, compassion, perspective, and presence, we are less likely to face burnout or compassion fatigue.

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