Low Impact Debriefing
Do you ever feel like by the end of the day you’ve collected a bunch of stories you just HAVE to share? When your work involves helping others, there’s a high probability that you often experience or hear about difficult situations that you want to share with others. It’s completely normal to feel like you need to unload about your day. There’s even a name for it. Informal debriefing. But if we aren’t careful when it comes to this kind of debriefing, it can have damaging effects on the person we are sharing this information with. So here’s a tip: Breath before you debrief. Before unloading about your day, take a moment to consider how the weight of your collected stories may impact the well-being of others. It’s still important for you to share, but make sure to do it in a way that is considerate of the mental well-being of those you share with.
Learn more about ways to protect yourself and those around you through low impact debriefing in our Cost of Care course.