However, when your job is to care for people and ensure their well-being, this presents a problem. Our brain begins to make self-care shortcuts. Teachers may miss cues from their students, hampering their ability to teach. Doctors may come across cold during a patient’s time of need. Caregivers may treat elderly clients like children, without agency, which in many states can be considered emotional abuse!
Before our brains develop habits that bring us to these places, we need to lay the groundwork. That’s where quality soft skills training comes in. It’s about striking a balance between self-care and care for others, of empathy and technique, and working not only towards being there for a client in the moment, but working in a way that will allow you to be there for them in the long term.
So next soft skills training, go ahead and do your trust fall. They’re awesome. Just take the next step as well.