What is a Helper?

Helpers are people who can easily get drenched in a storm while trying to protect someone they love.

Or have you heard the phrase: don’t set your self on fire to keep someone else warm?

Helpers are susceptible to getting drenched or burned in these ways, because, often helpers have an easier time taking care of others than taking care of themselves.

Helpers are children, parents, grandparents and grandchildren. Helpers are brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins. Helpers are entrepreneurs, healers, innovators, psychotherapists, counselors, mediators, social workers, acupuncturists, physical therapists, chiropractors, hair stylists, administrative assistants, artists, nurses, doctors, dentists, servers, chefs, hosts, restaurant workers, phlebotomists, event planners, naturopaths, homeopaths, nutritionists, funeral directors, massage therapists, construction workers, editors, writers, accountants, financial planners, customer service representatives, social justice workers, police officers, fire fighters, librarians, bank tellers, architects, professors, scientists, real estate agents, insurance agents, filmmakers, child care providers, engineers, estheticians, it managers, janitors, life coaches, designers, transportation workers, house cleaners, lawyers, florists, salespeople, EMTs, teachers, team managers, HR professionals and caregivers, to name a few.

rain storm offering umbrella What is a Helper? | Rachel Goodman | Psychotherapy | Berkeley, CAAnd as Fred Rogers said: “when I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

The world needs helpers.  Helpers deserve support.


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