Today we share the latest episode of the Being Well podcast with Forrest Hanson and his father, Rick Hanson. The episode examines the stress and trauma that frontline providers and other helpers are feeling right now, and also explores compassion fatigue, sometimes known as vicarious or secondary trauma.
Forrest Hanson is on the guest faculty for WBI’s Certificate in Positive Psychology. A writer and business consultant, he edits Eusophi, a website featuring content from experts in the fields of happiness, health, wealth, and wisdom. A UC Berkeley graduate focusing on political linguistics and social theory, he has worked in one of the world’s leading PR firms, where he learned from some of the best minds in the industry. His father, Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist who’s written and taught extensively about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice, as well as about relationships, family life, and raising children.