Saying goodbye is never easy. It may be saying goodbye when you head off to college, goodbye after a breakup, goodbye to your co-workers after accepting a new job, or goodbye when you come to an end of a chapter. It’s true, goodbyes may not be easy or comfortable, but life sure is full of them. Join the Therapists Uncut crew as they discuss healthy goodbyes, record their last episode as a trio, and say goodbye to Jolene as she ends her chapter as co-host with Therapists Uncut.
In this episode we talk about:
Sometimes goodbyes are uncomfortable, awkward, confusing, or even painful. We each have our own individual responses to goodbyes and “endings” and we each have our own ways of dealing with them. For some, goodbyes are simple, for others they may be easier to do in writing, email, or text, and for other it’s just easier to avoid the confrontation of goodbyes altogether. How do you handle goodbyes?
With that said, Nikki, Jolene, and Alyssa attempt to model a healthy goodbye as they reminisce and openly process their emotions and reactions to recording Jolene’s last episode as a Therapists Uncut co-host.
How to Say Goodbye
Acknowledge and process the emotions, even the ones that don’t feel good (sadness, discomfort, fear, worry etc.)
Pay tribute to the good memories
See the value in any lessons learned
Don’t avoid it
When saying goodbye due to a transition and when circumstances allow, maintain the relationships that are important to you.
Therapists Uncut Challenge:
Are there “goodbyes” in your life that may potentially be unresolved? If so, reflect on what is keeping you from facing it.
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Thank you for allowing us into your lives and helping us make mental health more relatable and a part of your everyday conversation! For more information or to access all episodes visit TherapistsUncut.com.
What is the Therapists Uncut Podcast:
The Therapists Uncut Podcast is a light-hearted, informative self-help podcast for grown-ups. It is hosted by off-the-clock therapists hoping to validate your experiences, normalize therapy, and help you prioritize your mental health.
Who are the Therapists Uncut Podcast Co-Hosts:
Nikki Young is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Nikki keeps it personable and professional. Yet, she always manages to keep the Therapists Uncut family and followers laughing. You may find her squirreling through topics, stories, or jokes, and all in good fun. Don't worry because someone (usually Jolene) will bring her back around to the conversation. Nikki is a licensed marriage and family therapist in her private practice located in Modesto, CA, and she is also a Crisis Junkie at heart. In addition to being co-owner of a group private practice, she is also a crisis clinician responding to local mental health crisis and emergencies. Learn more about Nikki at catalystcounselinginc.com
Alyssa Najera is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Alyssa is typically calm and composed on most days, but often has difficulty containing her excitement about the little things in life. She can sometimes drift into daydreaming about the endless possibilities in life and usually the last one of the group to understand Nikki and Jolene's punchlines. She loves to laugh, spread positivity, and is often caught with a smile on her face. Alyssa is also a Child Welfare Services (CWS) social worker and supervisor alumni, previous child