FUNERAL SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP
Hey, guys. If you’re a part of funeral service and you’ve happened upon some embalmer/funeral director groups on Facebook, you’ve probably found that the content can be helpful as it relates to practice, but the emotional/practical/human support is rarely helpful. In fact, it’s often hurtful.
As in many human service professions, there’s a stigma connected to sharing our personal struggles. If we share our struggles, we’re often told:
“Maybe you’re not cut our for this business.”
“Some of us just aren’t called.”
“You need to learn to control yourself.”
“This business is only for the strong.”
“There’s no such thing as burnout.”
And it’s bull shit. All of it. We are humans helping humans.
If we acknowledge the humanity in ourselves, it frees us to acknowledge the humanity of those we serve.
So I created a funeral service support group. It’s for those connected to funeral service (past, present, or future) and I’m hoping it provides a place where we can share our troubles without feeling shamed.
HERE’S THE LINK: FUNERAL SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP
This entry was posted by Caleb Wilde on December 18, 2018 at 7:58 pm, and is filed under Burnout and Compassion Fatigue. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0.You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.