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The Nothing Left to Give Podcast
29 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Ep 38 The Farewell Episode: Lessons from 2020 and Beyond
In this solo episode, I share my journey through podcast development, creation and my growth through this process. I discuss reasons for ending Nothing Left to Give and share information about my new up and coming podcast geared towards Mental Health Therapists called “The Holistic Counseling Podcast.” The content of this episode includes 6 Lessons I’ve learned through 2020 and how these lessons can help in the future beyond.
42 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Ep 37 How to Cultivate a Daily Practice of Gratitude
In this episode I interview Dr. Carly Marie Manly. Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist and life-optimization expert, makes her home in Sonoma County, California. In addition to her clinical practice, she is deeply invested in her roles as an author, consultant, advocate, and speaker. With a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, Dr. Manly specializes in improving professional and personal relationships through mindfulness and communication skills. Blending traditional psychotherapy with alternative mindfulness practices. Dr. Manly’s highly acclaimed books, Joy from Fear and Aging Joyfully—plus her newest title, Date Smart, offer life-changing insights and wisdom-filled tips to help readers create positive, purpose-driven lives. Dr. Manly discusses what gratitude means for her, how she uses gratitude in her own personal practice and the benefits of gratitude. She also shares ways that listeners can create more consistent and creative practices.
33 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Ep 36 How to Support Counselor Survivors of Client Suicide
In this episode I interview Dr. Colleen Grunhaus. She discusses her journey through burnout and how she moved through it. She discusses her research and how she discovered the differences between moral injury and moral distress. She shares how moral distress can appear when a Counselor loses a client to suicide. Chris shares her journey through a client suicide. The emotional fallout for Counselor/Therapists when a client completes a suicide is discussed. She shares more about her research on the impact on Counselors, what supports are provided for counselors and how do workplace response and support. She found most agencies don’t have a policy for supporting Counselors for a client suicide and Counselors are on their own to process through it. Dr. Grunhaus discusses other ways to help Counselors through this including policy development, time off or reduced work load, individual counseling and if possible a group debriefing. She recommends destigmatizing language of “completing suicide” instead of “committed suicide.” She also discusses prevention strategies.
28 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Ep 35 How to persevere through tragedy
In this episode I interview Marlo about her journey through burnout and how she overcame. Marlo Sell, LCMHC, is a Mom, Empowerment Coach, mother of 3 and a dog mom. Marlo loves helping people feel empowered so that they can live their best life. Marlo loves being in nature and at the beach. She takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. We both discuss burnout recovery and how to maintain staying out of burnout. Marlo shares her personal journey through the tragedy of the loss of her 21 year old son. She discusses the process of grief, self-blame and difficulty towards acceptance. She describes how she has found healing and how she gets through hard days as well as how she manages difficult emotions that have arisen. She gives a message of hope and how to stay positive.
32 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Ep 34 Conquering Imposter Syndrome
In this episode I interview Dr. Valerie Young about her journey through Impostor syndrome and her research. She defines it as Impostor Phenomenon and who is likely to experience it. She says many have core beliefs that they are fooling people their whole life and they are going to be find out, externalize accomplishments and internalize our failures. Those with it may diminish contributions they have. She discusses where Impostor syndrome can originate. She discusses creative fields, STEM and Healthcare fields where its more likely to occur. Dr. Young shares how people different races or ethnicities, or first in their group in a career may struggle more with it. She discusses how it has increased greatly with COVID with more people being isolated and not connecting as much with colleagues. Women are more likely to be held back when they experience Impostor Syndrome. The more accomplished you are the more likely you are to have Impostor syndrome. It can show up as never starting or finishing something in your life.. She discusses ways to better manage these feelings.
37 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Burnout Prevention Tool: Mindful Self-Compassion
In this episode I interview Sabrina Vasquez about her journey through burnout and compassion fatigue. She discusses how she defines it and the differences between these and vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress. She describes more about how compassion fatigue could be defined as empathy fatigue. Sabrina shares her symptoms and how she overcame. She discusses how she is a “wounded healer” and how it helps her as a Therapist. She shares who is more at risk of developing compassion fatigue. Sabrina discusses the 3 components of mindful self-compassion and how it can help healthcare providers. She shares how it can help with compassion fatigue. She discusses Accelerted Recovery program which is more evidenced based n overcoming CF and burnout but how its not always accessible to those who need it. She gives other suggestions for providers to overcome compassion fatigue.
9 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Burnout Bite: Visualization for Letting Go
This is one of my short episodes to help teach you hands-on skills to better manage stress, prevent burnout, or manage burnout. In this episode I teach you how to use visualization to let go of something that’s holding you back and to help relieve stress.
39 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Harnessing your Doing and Being energy Towards Success
In this episode I interview Noa Ronen, speaker and Certified Coach. She discusses how she is able to avoid burnout and the importance of recovery time. She discusses importance of creating balance in your life with your strengths and what that can look like. Noa describes differences between “Doing” and “Being” energy and the benefits and risks of each. She shares her journey through self-doubt and self-sabotage. She shares how some are more likely to experience anxiety. She also details how to better manage ones inner critic and knowing there will be times you revert back to old habits. She discusses the importance of believing in yourself to reach all your goals.
37 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Episode 31: How to Build and Create a Resilience Action plan
In this episode I interview Elizabeth Grady. She defines resilience and discusses how to create an action plan. She discusses six steps and 8 dimensions of Wellness: Identifying where you want to build this resilience Take a look at your attitude, what do you say/believe about this How can you change it to be more positive Set goals for change “I want..” and fill in the blank Set some short and long term goals Take action She discusses how it can help to work through this with a Licensed Therapist, or use journaling to help you. Liz discusses ways to stay consistent with changes you make. She discusses importance of focusing on what is in your control.
9 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Burnout Bite: Brief Healing Light Meditation
This is one of my short episodes to help teach you hands-on skills to better manage stress, prevent burnout, or manage burnout. In this episode I teach you how to use meditation with healing light from the earth.
35 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Moral Injury in Healthcare
In this episode I interview Elizabeth Holman, PsyD who is the palliative care psychologist at a Hospital in Colorado where she also serves on the ethics consult service. She is the handler of facility dog Tootsie and her research has focused on human-animal interactions. Elizabeth shares her journey through burnout and how she overcame. She describes what moral injury is, when it occurs and how it impacts healthcare providers. She describes differences between burnout and moral injury. Elizabeth shares more about what the nonprofit on Moral injury and how they help people and organizations. She also discusses ways providers can move through it.
40 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Best ways to overcome Compassion Fatigue
I interview Licensed therapist and Burnout coach Laurie Brassie from Denver, Colorado. Laura also owns a coaching practice, where she helps exhausted, high-achieving Millennial women address burnout and move forward with clarity and freedom. She shares her journey through burnout and how she overcame. Laurie shares the differences between burnout, secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. A discussion on the double trauma therapists are encountering going through the pandemic and processing it with our clients at the same time through COVID is addressed. She discusses strategies for managing compassion fatigue including dimensions of wellness. “All is well and all will be well.”
34 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
: How to overcome Burnout through Advocacy and Creating Systemic Change
In this episode I interview Dr. Kerri Palamara an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She practices as a primary care general internist at MGH. Dr. Palamara leads the Center for Physician Well-being for the Department of Medicine at MGH. Her academic work focuses on physician coaching and physician well-being. She shares her journey through burnout and how she overcame. She discusses importance of looking at what you can control when you are working for a system. She also shares finding what works for you She shares the differences between regular burnout and COVID burnout. She discusses how she found meaning and purpose with COVID but COVID burnout is more emotionally draining. Dr. Palamara describes how the Center for Physician Well-being is set up to help all Healthcare providers and members in their system to overcome and prevent burnout. They look at how to help with efficiency, burdens on providers, processes and how to support them through coaching. Dr. Palmara discussed ways others can advocate at their organization and ways to create systemic change.
43 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Self-Healing through nervous system regulation
In this episode I interview Nima Rahmany. He is both a Chiropractor and an educator, specializing in helping individuals and professionals get to the ROOT CAUSE of their physical and emotional challenges, from stressed, depressed, and anxious to living Powerfully Aligned and on Purpose. After building a successful Chiropractic practice in Maple Ridge, BC, Dr. Nima sold his clinic in June 2016 to pursue his passion for teaching and coaching professionals who are stressed, depressed, and anxious to transform and have their best year ever— in both a private and corporate setting. He discusses when you become aligned with you who you are, you are able to set boundaries and start to overcome burnout He calls himself an “edutainer” which means he includes dance and music to help people relax and they learn. Dr. Rahmany discusses his journey through anxiety and disassociative state he experienced and how it helped him set foundation to what he teaches. He shares how he helps clients use somatic awareness to overcome trauma, attachment wounds, burnout and other issues. He discusses how the brain is impacted from stress and trauma. He shares how sympathetic nervous system is triggered and the thoughts and emotions that follow. He discusses how much we need to show our bodies how to overcome where we are. He discusses impact of nervous system dysregulation on the body and mind. He shares his Overview method which helps heal attachment wounds and clearing stress/emotions/trauma that block us. His method teaches somatic skills (breathwork, sound) to help clients regulate their nervous system.
45 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Are you on the right path? How to find your way
In this episode I interview Ronen Divon. He’s been walking spiritual and holistic paths for well over three decades. Ronen is a Reiki Master, a channeling healer working in mediumship, and a Yoga and Tai Chi instructor. He is also an ordained minister with the Sanctuary of the Beloved, a non-denominational church in the Order of Melcheizedek. In his Plant Medicine work he is a Medicine Carrier affiliated with the CA-based Church of the Celestial Heart. Ronen discusses his spiritual journey and importance of guides and teachers. He shares differences between being spiritual and religion. He shares if you are feeling burned out or unhappy in your job to reflect on these questions: are you still doing what you are meant to be doing? Are you on the right path? He emphasizes importance of taking a leap of faith to go in the path you are meant to go. He discusses belief that everything that happens in your life you invite into your life based on a divine plan you created. “There’s no good or bad there’s only learning.” He discusses helping others as a way to help depression and how to call on spiritual beings to help with difficult times. Ronen shares tools to use to protect your energy before you start your workday and tools to use after. He discusses what a Reiki session is like and how it can help with identifying blockages and emotional issues that end up in physical problems. He discusses ways to alter your path into a better direction to find your way out of burnout.
35 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Building Abundance & Scarcity Proofing Your Practice
In this episode I interview Keri Nola, she is a retired Trauma Psychotherapist and is Best Selling Author, Podcaster, and Founder of the Sacred Soul Circle for Healing Entrepreneurs. Today she has a global practice helping healers through her products, programs, events and mentorship as they activate the confidence, clarity and skills needed to build wildly abundant and fulfilling practices serving humanity well. Keri shares her journey through burnout and how she came through to the other side. She discusses importance of deeper holistic self-care and knowing your signs can help. She also shares importance of building a supportive community of colleagues. She shares how she shifted her career to helping healers share their gifts with the world. She shares what is abundance and how it can impact every part of our lives. Keri discusses how she helps healers build abundance and overcome scarcity. She shares information on energetic marketing and how that can hinder or help us. She shares how abundance mindset can help prevent burnout.
37 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Space Clearing and How to Release Energetic Clutter
In this episode I interview Julie Coraccio award-winning professional life and end of life organizer, and certified life coach. She defines clutter and what end of life organization means. Julie reviews what space clearing is and what energetic clutter is. She discusses space clearing exercises is “smoking” with a bundle of sage that is sustainably harvested. You can “smoke” your space and yourself. She discusses importance of getting every space and creating intention of what you want to release. Other ways to clear space: Sound Chanting Blessed Water Imagine draining it from your hand Resin She discusses after clearing a space she discusses creating an intention of what you want to bring into space. She discusses clearing your “aura” on a daily basis. She discusses ways to shield and imagining energy going into the earth and being recycled with love. She discussed importance of grounding each day. Chris discusses asking yourself “is this mine or someone elses?” and imagining it going from your feet into the earth. Or as Julie mentioned “I send it back with love” or “return to sender.”
42 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
5 Resilience strategies for Providers to reinvigorate
In this episode I interview Dr. Thomas Skovholt. He is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus, at the University of Minnesota and a consultant, lecturer and practitioner. He is author of the Skovholt Practitioner Professional Resiliency and Self-Care Inventory (2014) and a co-author with Michelle Trotter-Mathison of The Resilient Practitioner and An Open Letter of Love and Care to Health care Providers with Resilience Strategies for the COVID 19 war. He discusses the “Toxic stew” that lead to burnout in Healthcare providers including vicarious traumatization, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, emotional depletion and loss/grief. He discusses fear of being infected from COVID 19 that is impacting providers. He discusses ambiguous endings and how do we keep making new attachments and these disappear and how this can negatively effect providers. Dr. Skovholt goes into details all the endings that are part of the job and how difficult that can be. He shares info on the cycle of caring (empathic attachment, active involvement, Felt separation and Recreation) and how supervision can make a big difference in building resilience. He encouragers providers to find ways to reinvigorate themselves. He discusses 5 strategies providers can use to boost resilience. Cultivate your resilience: Hope, optimism, self-compassion and gratitude are elements of resilience to grab onto Be connected to others: Build a strong web of connections personally and professionally Use your own tried and true methods: Remember to use ones that worked for you in the past and ones you may have gotten away from Self-care: Deep breathing, eating healthy, staying active Relish the small victories
33 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Conquer Burnout through Brainspotting
In this episode I interview Cynthia Schwartzberg, LCSW, President of the Southeast Brainspotting Institute and has a private practice called “Cynthasis” in Atlanta, GA. Cynthia shares her journey through burnout and how she overcame. She shares the definition of the effective treatment modality brainspotting and how it can help people overcome many issues. She discusses limbic countertransference and how the Therapist is also impacted by what is brought up by information presented by the client in the session. She discusses what a Brainspotting session would look like and how it could help you overcome burnout. She gives some examples of what are some things that can come up with focused mindfulness. She discusses how its like Physical therapy for your brain. She discusses the issues that can be treated including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep, enhancement of performance (sports, actors/actresses), hoarders and procrastinators. She discusses her daily self-care routine and how it helps her stay balanced. She discusses differences between empathy and compassion.
36 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Cultivating wellness and spiritual practices to prevent burnout
2020 has been a challenging year for Healthcare Providers. The pandemic has placed many Healthcare workers at and past their capacity to manage. With no known treatment, cases and deaths continuing to rise, so many providers are struggling. In this episode I interview a past guest Dr. Clark Gaither. He is known as “Dr. Burnout” and is so knowledgeable on this topic. He discusses impact of the covid pandemic on providers. Dr. Gaither defines wellness and what that looks like including resilience, hardiness, engagement, taking care of yourself and not putting others needs before your own. He discusses working on balance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. He discusses what having a spiritual life means and how its different for everyone and the positive impact it can have. He reviews core values and living your life according to your values is a sign of wellness.
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