How I Transformed My Aversion to Writing Notes

Sensitive Therapists need more time to decompress after client sessions and feel overstimulated by the pressure to complete notes.  As a result, we procrastinate and feel anxious and overwhelmed. When we create a structured routine that works for our needs and take the pressure off ourselves to be perfect, completing notes can become much more effortless.

How to Manage Emotional Fatigue as a Sensitive Therapist

As Highly Sensitive Therapists (HST), we have the capacity to dive deeply into the myriad of experiences that our clients bring to us - from childhood pain and trauma to romantic bliss.  It can often feel like a “rollercoaster of emotions”, to quote a fellow HST, and it takes a significant amount of energy to go on that journey each day.

The Biggest Challenge for a Highly Sensitive Therapist

Our ability to process information deeply and make connections for our clients is a great strength as Highly Sensitive Therapists, but can lead to chronic exhaustion.  Managing this depletion can be as straight forward as implementing more downtime into our day and setting up our businesses to match the needs of our temperament.

 

How I Approach My Day to Avoid Burnout and Overwhelm

As Sensitive Therapists, we use a lot of our energy caring for others which can leave little time and energy to tend to the administrative side of being a therapist.  It’s easy to get burned out and overwhelmed.  Creating a daily routine, prioritizing tasks and incorporating regular decompression breaks can make a huge difference in our productivity and energy levels.