Perfectionism? Imposter Syndrome? Anxiety? Workaholism?
These are often the price for successful women.
Come join me as I explore all aspects of psychological wellbeing so that you can overcome the 'four horsemen' signalling the road to burnout.
Together we will do more than feel better, we will learn how to find joy and aliveness in every moment, so that work, family and relationships become vibrant, rich and rewarding.
Burnout - Recognition and Management. Interview with James Brown
I'm delighted to offer this interview with James Brown around his personal experience of burnout.
James is a clinical psychologist and university lecturer currently completing his PhD. He ran a busy group psychology practice in Brisbane for many years. He now lives in Toowoomba with his wife and four children.
We hear in the interview how overwork affected him both psychologically and physically, and how he made radical changes towards a way of life which has suited the whole family better.
From Work Crisis to Wellbeing
I'm talking with a long term client today about her journey from work induced illness to wellbeing.
This story has many features which as women lawyers you may recognise in yourself, people pleasing, perfectionism, the work hard ethic.
I'm grateful for the honesty of sharing in todays interview.
Let's find out what happens when a high achieving, brilliant, passionate, caring lawyer finds herself in a work environment which doesn't support her, and the wellbeing journey she subsequently took.
What happens in the psychotherapy room?
If I told you it's a three step process of reconnecting to yourself, building awareness and making better choices, does that seem too simple?
Therapy is a wonderful supportive tool to get unstuck in life and to live well.
It opens doors that we didn't even know we had firmly locked shut, it builds expansiveness and it builds safety and support.
It can be one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself.
Here's my take on the process.
The High Cost of Anxiety
We are experiencing an epidemic of stress and anxiety.
Amongst professional women rates are as high as one in two.
Today I'm exploring the high cost of anxiety, how it impacts our lives in so many ways, robbing us of enjoyment, presence and confidence.
I also share my quick tips for the self management of anxiety and the meditation I mentioned is in my meditation library at https://leiladavis.com.au/freebies/
Vicarious Trauma Interview
Vicarious trauma (VT) is a very real issue amongst professionals dealing with highly charged, emotional cases.
Lawyers are not exempt from this and today I'm excited to bring you an interview with David Heilpern, a former magistrate who has been vocal about his own journey with vicarious trauma.
This is a three way conversation between David, Amanda Mead and myself.
We explore the signs of VT and how to minimise and work with it.
Start your Career Well!
Today I'm chatting with Tayla, who is early in her law career, about all the things that keep her sane and functioning well, while working in family law.
We explore setting good habits early, being deliberate and resourceful about what supports your physical and mental health.
There is also an interesting discussion around choice, choosing your work environment and colleagues so they support you toward a fulfilling career.
Dr Leila has a soothing and wise voice for those seeking the balance and antidote to stress and anxiety. She brings her authenticity and I’m enjoying listening.