This one is dedicated to the friend who is heading off on holiday soon. I hope you leave the cold well behind.. just not with any of your clients.. that’s got to be the ultimate “transference”.
But it is important for clients and therapists to take vacations to avoid burnout (says the cartoonist who’s not had a proper vacation since 2009) and in the interests of self-care, even if it sometimes seems that the vacation is ill-timed. After all, no one really wants to sit in session with the microbes, if only for the expense incurred through Kleenex consumption. Just be sure that everyone is ready to deal with the hiatus and has their transitional objects to hand. Or at least, a back-up plan.
If you haven’t already, please check out yesterday’s awesome guest post and I also hope you are enjoying the redesign.
(If you are reading cartoons through your telephone (weirdos) please check out the site on a real computer and feast your eyes!)