The ability to absorb or release tension without fracture or distortion.
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ProQOL – The Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) is the most commonly used measure of the negative and positive affects of helping others who experience suffering and trauma. Clicking this link will bring you to the self-measure. You can also visit their website for more information: http://www.proqol.org