“To look after oneself, to heal from within, is a prerequisite for humanity, an essential perhaps, obvious process for those of us in humanitarian work. In my experience, burnout only really begins to heal when we learn how to grieve and process our pain.”
–The Idealist’s Survival Kit, Alessandra Pigni- (Humanitarian psychologist)
Oftentimes as helpers, missionaries, or global aid workers we are so focused on serving others, that we forget to take care of ourselves. Traumas, disappointments, and the erosion of hope due to overwhelming needs and suffering, can leave us exhausted, battling compassion fatigue and burnout.
I’ve spent the last 10 years working internationally as a pastoral counselor, 6 of those as a missionary and non-profit Director in a war torn region of Uganda with child soldiers, refugees, and girls in sex trafficking. I know first hand the effects that working in these difficult environments can have on a person long term and how great the need for healing can be. I’ve trained myself & received training in many different healing modalities including trauma, PTSD, EMDR, Dialectical behavior therapy, and am equipped in many areas of inner healing. I’ve taken several courses from Regent University’s Green Cross Trauma Program. I’ve also healed myself from adrenal fatigue.
I’m here to be an empathetic listening support, to provide you with coaching, inner healing prayer, and pastoral counseling to heal from some of the devastating effects you’ve experienced in your desire to help others. I can also help you develop a self care plan for the field or walk with you through re-entry or major transition. I can be the encouraging mentor you need to watch after your soul on the field to ensure you have long term ongoing support. God cares about your heart. Make that first step in healing. Please contact me today for a free 30 minute consultation to find out how I can help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org today.