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Barely have ONE Minute to Invest in Yourself? The Importance of Therapist Self-Nurturing in the Pandemic
The COVID pandemic no longer feels brand new. It’s not as chaotic and disruptive as it was in past months. However, it’s an ongoing challenge full of uncertainty with no real end in sight. It’s a Time for Extra Care. Doing therapy well requires that therapists’ own well-being is in good shape. This is true under the best of circumstances, but becomes even more so in difficult times.
Teletherapy can be exhausting – and it’s not just screen time. In the context of COVID19 it’s also major change + brand new habits + upheaval + a whole lotta stress!!!!!
If you are feeling drained or exhausted by the move to telehealth as a therapist, you are not alone! Learn why teletherapy is feeling so draining and get tips for how to make it better.
Some clients are reluctant to try teletherapy. You know that they would probably benefit from sticking with therapy, but you don’t know what to say. If we treat this as a clinical issue, we can have a lot more success.
If adding telehealth sessions to your therapy practice is new to you, this is a big step. Adapting your practice can be a huge source of pressure.
You are doing important work in this world. Get some clarity on basic steps to take to get yourself set-up while remembering that taking care of yourself is crucial in this process.
Take a Moment for Yourself to Feel More Centered and GroundedIn this brief video, I share a simple practice that I call the “3 Breath Reset” that you can do any time during your day. It can help you take care of yourself and also focus more clearly on the person or...
Therapists need self-care, not just for personal wellbeing, but to nurture and sustain professional functioning. The tool of your trade as a therapist is you. So making sure that you maintain your own well being isn’t a luxury, it’s crucial to your ability to do your...