How To Protect Yourself From Absorbing Other People’s Stress

Melody Wilding, LMSW
6 min readSep 27, 2022
Photo by Liza Summer

“I’m so apprehensive about going back to the office. It feels like I’ve just recently adapted to working remotely.” Michael sighed and shook his head. He’s the chief operations officer at a growing startup, and also a client of mine. “What worries me the most is the emotional state of my team. They’re all worried and anxious, which is starting to affect me personally. How do I get a…

--

--

Melody Wilding, LMSW

Author of TRUST YOURSELF. Executive coach to Sensitive Strivers. Human behavior professor. Featured in NYT, NBC, CNN. https://melodywilding.com/book