Simple Ways to Reduce Stress and Prevent Burnout in Humanitarian Work
Let's face it--- in international development we are faced with a lot of stress in our day to day work. This stress is only compounded when we go home and the generator is broken, there is a curfew for security reasons, or we develop malaria after last week's field visit. To add to this stress further, as humanitarians we put even more pressure on ourselves to do our best because we know by doing so we can help more people.
My guest today Elizabeth Whelan has tried a variety of methods to reduce stress during her time as an aid worker. In this episode she shares four simple ways that have proven effective. These techniques are so effective that they inspired her to orient her career around mental health and mindfulness.
If you’re interested in introducing more mindfulness and stress reduction techniques in your team, you can contact Elizabeth Whelan using the contacts below.
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