24 episodes

Jennifer Christian hosts a conversation with healing professionals (therapists, physicians, wholistic practitioners, psychiatrists, spiritual figures) about important health and wellness topics. Learn more at jenniferchristiancounseling.com.

Self-Care Houston Jennifer Christian Counseling

    • Health & Fitness

Jennifer Christian hosts a conversation with healing professionals (therapists, physicians, wholistic practitioners, psychiatrists, spiritual figures) about important health and wellness topics. Learn more at jenniferchristiancounseling.com.

    Vicarious Trauma and Healthcare Providers

    Vicarious Trauma and Healthcare Providers

    Self-Care Houston, Episode 24: Jennifer Hughes joins Jennifer Christian in a conversation about the impact of vicarious trauma on healthcare professionals in the medical and mental health fields. Jennifer discusses the impact of trauma on the mind and body. She shares how to identify the effects of vicarious trauma as well as helpful tools to address burnout and compassion fatigue.
    Jennifer Hughes is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Her research and clinical work focus on the assessment and treatment of trauma in children and adults. She provides outpatient evidence-based assessment and psychotherapy to treat PTSD and other co-morbid conditions at the UTHealth Trauma and Resilience Center. She also works with the UTHealth Department of Acute Care Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery, to provide screening and intervention to patients treated at Memorial Hermann TMC following traumatic injury. In addition to her focus on trauma, Dr. Hughes has a particular interest in supporting the wellness of the healthcare team. She has helped developed hospital-wide wellness programs and regularly trains healthcare providers in identifying and addressing burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.

    • 47 min
    Emotional Detox for Anxiety

    Emotional Detox for Anxiety

    Self-Care Houston, Episode 23: Sherianna Boyle joins Jennifer in a conversation about the first step of beginning an emotional detox for anxiety, toning the vagus nerve. Sherianna and Jennifer explore how the vagus nerve impacts the mind/body connection and accessible tools to "tone" the vagus nerve.
    Sherianna Boyle is the author of seven books the most recent being Emotional Detox: 7 Steps to Releasing Toxicity & Energizing Joy as well as The Four Gifts of Anxiety. Her work has been featured in Psychology Today, First Women, Yoga Journal, Spirituality & Health, Mind Body Green and more.She is an adjunct Psychology Professor, seasoned yoga instructor, founder of the C.L.E.A.N.S.E Method® and Emotional Detox therapy. Her books and resources can be found at www.sheriannaboyle.com

    • 48 min
    Enneagram: A Tool for Self-Awareness and Personal Growth

    Enneagram: A Tool for Self-Awareness and Personal Growth

    Self-Care Houston, Episode 22:Sandy Wilder, founder of Educare Unlearning Institute, joins Jennifer in a conversation about the Enneagram. What is the Enneagram? What is the difference between the Enneagram and personality assessments? How can the study of the Enneagram impact my relationship with myself and others? If I want to learn more about the Enneagram, where is a good place to start?

    • 38 min
    Natural Processing: An Integration of Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR

    Natural Processing: An Integration of Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR

    Self-Care Houston, Episode 21: Craig Penner joins Jennifer in a conversation about Natural Processing. Craig Penner, LMFT, is a psychotherapist and trainer, in private practice in Santa Barbara since 1982. He brings a process-oriented approach to therapy, with a strong somatic (body/nervous system) focus, and integrates EMDRand other uses of “bilateral stimulation,” to help the therapy be as efficient and effective as possible.
    He has always believed that we have a natural drive to completion and resolution. This has inspired his commitment to develop “Natural Processing,” which is an integration of ways to utilize our own awareness to facilitate that drive. He has been training therapists in this approach across the US and Canada since 2014, and has led consultations and other trainings for over 25 years.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How Art Improves Self-Care

    How Art Improves Self-Care

    Self-Care Houston, Episode 20: Shani Bell joins Jennifer in a conversation about how art and creativity improve self-care. Shani shares how art is an empowering tool in conjunction with therapy and discusses ways to use art as a personal self-care tool. Shani Bell is Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist offering counseling services at Fuller Life Family Therapy West. Shani is a graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a master’s degree in Art Therapy. In addition to her work as counselor and art therapist, she is co-owner of The Escape Studio, a Creative Wellness Studio © and spiritual mini-retreat in Missouri City, TX. Here, she seeks to to show others how to find peace and empowerment through God-focused artistic experiences. She has also facilitated several art therapy workshops throughout the Greater Houston Area individually and in collaboration with Art Therapy Houstonand The Creative Healing Center.

    • 31 min
    Energy Medicine Yoga

    Energy Medicine Yoga

    Self-Care Houston, Episode 19: Lauren Walker joins Jennifer in a conversation about Energy Medicine Yoga. Lauren and Jennifer discuss the rise of anxiety and stress in our culture and how Energy Medicine Yoga creates a way to find balance in your body, so you can be present and alive in your life.
    Lauren Walker is the author of Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014) and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017). She’s been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997 and created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University. She teaches EMYoga across the US and internationally and has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra +, Yoga Digest, and The New York Times. She was recently named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America. For more of her work, see EMYoga.net

    • 51 min

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