Ep. 10 – Molly Sumridge on Compassion Fatigue in Pet Professionals

Ep. 10 – Molly Sumridge on Compassion Fatigue in Pet Professionals


Molly Sumridge came on the show today to discuss how compassion fatigue is affecting thousands of pet professionals who give their heart and soul into their profession and forget to take care of themselves. She explains how it’s different than burn out and how it may be happening without you even knowing.

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Show Notes

“Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by those helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper.” Dr. Charles Figley

the-modern-dog-trainer-podcast-ep-10Tips for preventing compassion fatigue:

  • Mindfulness training
  • Resilience training
  • Positive thinking
  • Gratitude
  • Meditation
  • Breathing

What to do if you’re struggling right now:

  • Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Be proactive and help yourself online:

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