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How do you find the time to take care of yourself when your career is all about taking care of others? As mental health professionals, we take on the enormous task of taking care of others’ emotional needs, placing ourselves at greater risk of vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue. I'm Dr. Marsha, a Licensed Psychologist, and mental health expert. Join me as I connect with fellow mental health professionals about the challenges of managing one's own mental health and self-care while… Continue Reading >>
How do you find the time to take care of yourself when your career is all about taking care of others? As mental health professionals, we take on the enormous task of taking care of others’ emotional needs, placing ourselves at greater risk of vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue. I'm Dr. Marsha, a Licensed Psychologist, and mental health expert. Join me as I connect with fellow mental health professionals about the challenges of managing one's own mental health and self-care while juggling high-stress roles at work and home. << Show Less
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SCC: The Break - Going to Therapy Therapy is a great way for me, as a mental health professional, to decompress and hit the reset button. This week, I talk about how therapy helps me to take time for my own mental health and fits into my overall self-care routine.
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SCC: The Break - Going to Therapy Therapy is a great way for me, as a mental health professional, to decompress and hit the reset button. This week, I talk about how therapy helps me to take time for my own mental health and fits into my overall self-care routine.
SCC: The Break - Learning to Play an Instrument Work is getting even busier (!!!). Something that helps me to decompress is using a different part of my brain. This week, I talk about taking up a new instrument.
SCC: The Break - Deciding When to Leave a Job Deciding if, when, and how to leave your current position can be difficult. Realizing I&apos;ve been spinning my wheels for years really helped my decision.
SCC: The Break - Returning to Work Disconnecting from work can be rewarding and restorative. Returning after a much-needed break can take a lot of mental preparation, and it&apos;s been a challenge to get back into the swing of things.
SCC: The Break - Planning a Trip Planning and counting the days until a fun activity often helps me to hit the reset button. I spend a lot of time daydreaming about travel. Next up: Italy!
SCC: The Break - Intro Welcome to SCC: The Break! In these episodes, I talk about my own self-care journey and what I&apos;m doing to reset myself mentally, emotionally, and physically. I also talk about the highs, lows, and challenges of maintaining my own mental wellness as I&apos;m trying to be present to help others. Note: The Self-Care Chronicle Interviews will return at a later date.  Music by: AudionautiX
SCC: The Break - Archive 81 Sometimes, when my brain feels fried from a day of evaluations, therapy, court, etc., I need Netflix. Usually, my go-to is the Golden Girls, but this week, I checked out Archive 81. Did anyone else notice what I did about the show? https://drmarshabrown.com/Music by: AudionautiX
Episode 30: Dr. Tara Doaty This week, I&apos;m connecting with Dr. Tara Doaty of Sage Wellness Group. Dr. Tara discusses her challenges with keeping self-care constant while holding space for those she serves. Dr. Tara Doaty is the CEO and Lead Consultant of the Sage Wellness Group in Maryland. She is a national speaker and trainer where she is frequently asked to speak on issues such as equity, racism, trauma, and emotional and mental well-being. She has been the Keynote speaker for Pediatric Grand Rounds, School Districts, and non-profit organizations and has given specialized trauma trainings for judges, magistrates, and attorneys in Baltimore City and Washington, D.C. judicial system. For more information, visit https://drmarshabrown.com/.
Episode 29: Dr. Rosa Wu This week, I’m connecting with Dr. Rosa Wu. Dr. Wu discusses the impacts of her own racial trauma on self-care and connecting with clients. Dr. Rosa Wu (she/her/hers) is a Registered Psychologist, academic, avid hiker, cook, and cinephile in Vancouver, Canada-the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish First Nations. Learn more about Dr. Wu at https://drmarshabrown.com/.
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