Relieve Stress and Prevent Burnout: Ten Minute Guided Relaxation Exercise
Jamie Aten and Kent Annan
One of the things Jamie and Kent have learned over the years is that “doing good, better” is demanding emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. It's quite common for helpers to feel a high level of stress, and they may eventually succumb to compassion fatigue or even burnout.
In a special edition of the podcast, Jamie leads us through a 10-minute progressive muscle relaxation exercise to help relieve stress. We hope it will encourage you as you continue to serve and make a difference in the lives of those around you.
(Note to the listener: In this podcast, sometimes we'll have evangelicals, sometimes we won't. We think learning how to “do good, better” involves listening to lots of perspectives, with different insights and understanding. Sometimes it will make us uncomfortable; sometimes we'll agree and sometimes we won't. We think that's good. We want to listen for correction. Especially in our blind spots.)
Jamie Aten, Ph.D. and Kent Annan, M.Div. co-direct the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College and are also the co-founders of Spiritual First Aid.