28 episodes

As mental health clinicians we all know that self-care is important. We talk with our clients about it ALL.THE.TIME and yet, ironically, we often struggle with it ourselves! Even worse, we tend to do this in silence, because, who wants to let any of our colleagues know that we might be struggling with our own self-care? After all, aren’t we supposed to be the experts in this?! Here’s the thing: There are unique factors (about our training, our work, and our gender socialization) that contribute to the very real and normal struggle that we, especially as female mental health clinicians, have when it comes to our own self-care. The good news is that together we can lessen the struggle but only if we’re willing to break the silence. Join us, Dr. Karen Dyck and Dr. Melissa Tiessen of Intentional Therapist, to learn how to re-think what challenges our self-care efforts as females in this profession.  And get on board with a whole new concept of what self-care can look like, using our 4 C’s model:  Connection, Compassion, Courage, and Creativity.  We hope that through our down-to-earth discussions with other like-minded mental health clinicians you will be inspired to elevate your own self-care, and move from simply surviving to truly thriving.  Because, in the end, taking care of ourselves is not only how we best take care of our clients, but it’s also how we create the kind of life from which we don’t need to escape. (We know, intriguing concept!) To learn more about Intentional Therapist and our 4 C’s model of self-care, visit us at: www.intentionaltherapist.ca

Thrivival 101: A Fresh Take on Self-Care for Female Mental Health Clinicians Dr. Karen Dyck and Dr. Melissa Tiessen

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As mental health clinicians we all know that self-care is important. We talk with our clients about it ALL.THE.TIME and yet, ironically, we often struggle with it ourselves! Even worse, we tend to do this in silence, because, who wants to let any of our colleagues know that we might be struggling with our own self-care? After all, aren’t we supposed to be the experts in this?! Here’s the thing: There are unique factors (about our training, our work, and our gender socialization) that contribute to the very real and normal struggle that we, especially as female mental health clinicians, have when it comes to our own self-care. The good news is that together we can lessen the struggle but only if we’re willing to break the silence. Join us, Dr. Karen Dyck and Dr. Melissa Tiessen of Intentional Therapist, to learn how to re-think what challenges our self-care efforts as females in this profession.  And get on board with a whole new concept of what self-care can look like, using our 4 C’s model:  Connection, Compassion, Courage, and Creativity.  We hope that through our down-to-earth discussions with other like-minded mental health clinicians you will be inspired to elevate your own self-care, and move from simply surviving to truly thriving.  Because, in the end, taking care of ourselves is not only how we best take care of our clients, but it’s also how we create the kind of life from which we don’t need to escape. (We know, intriguing concept!) To learn more about Intentional Therapist and our 4 C’s model of self-care, visit us at: www.intentionaltherapist.ca

    Replay: Documentation IS self-care! A conversation with Dr. Maelisa McCaffrey

    Replay: Documentation IS self-care! A conversation with Dr. Maelisa McCaffrey

    New! Send us a text message with your thoughts on the episodeWe are very excited to share that we are in the process of reformatting our podcast! We are aiming to launch the new format in the coming months, and in the meantime we will be sure to share more updates as well as we would love to get your feedback. So please stay tuned for more details!In the meantime, we decided to go into our Thrivival 101 archives to share a replay of our most popular episode: Documentation.&...

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    Thriving in our parenting and professional roles: A conversation with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada

    Thriving in our parenting and professional roles: A conversation with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada

    New! Send us a text message with your thoughts on the episodeMany women at some point in their careers will experience the major milestone of becoming a mother. It's a life-changing experience, yet how often do we talk about how this transition impacts our work?In this month's episode of Thrivival 101 we were so pleased to speak with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada about the work they do to help parents thrive in both their parenting and professional lives. Lori shares some of her ow...

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    You Are Fabulous AND You Need a Resilience Plan: A Conversation with Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier

    You Are Fabulous AND You Need a Resilience Plan: A Conversation with Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier

    New! Send us a text message with your thoughts on the episodeAs clinicians we’re familiar with the concept and importance of resilience but how many of us actually think about resiliency for ourselves? In this episode we speak with award winning workplace mental health expert and psychologist, Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier about her recent book The Resilience Plan: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health. Marie-Helene explains how a resilience plan...

    • 40 min
    Courage is a Requirement for Self-Care: A Conversation with Our Intentional Therapist Community

    Courage is a Requirement for Self-Care: A Conversation with Our Intentional Therapist Community

    New! Send us a text message with your thoughts on the episodeIn this special podcast episode, we, Dr. Melissa Tiessen and Dr. Karen Dyck, dedicate our discussion to what is perhaps our favourite 'C' from our 4 C's model of self-care—Courage. We provide a quick overview of our 4 C’s model of self-care and why Courage is the C that we like discussing the most, as well as why we view it as the essential fuel that helps to move us from thinking about and planning self-care activities to ac...

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    Leading Ourselves Through the Body: A Conversation with Courtney Amo, Dr. Julie Beaulac, and Casey Bergland

    Leading Ourselves Through the Body: A Conversation with Courtney Amo, Dr. Julie Beaulac, and Casey Bergland

    New! Send us a text message with your thoughts on the episodeListening to the wisdom of our body is an essential component of self-care, yet how often do we truly embrace this? Do we even know what that would look like? In this episode we speak with Courtney Amo, Dr. Julie Beaulac, and Casey Bergland, the authors of the book entitled The Mind Body Way: The Embodied Leader’s Path to Resilience, Connection, and Purpose. Our guests use the term “leader” in a broad sense to include both th...

    • 56 min
    “No” is a Complete Sentence: A Conversation with Kim Long about the Importance of Boundaries

    “No” is a Complete Sentence: A Conversation with Kim Long about the Importance of Boundaries

    New! Send us a text message with your thoughts on the episodeAs clinicians we often speak with our clients about the importance of boundaries but how often do we actually apply that same wisdom to our own self-care? In this episode we speak with psychologist Kim Long about the incredibly important yet uncomfortable topic of boundaries. Kim shares some of the common misconceptions about boundaries, some of the reasons why this is so hard for female clinicians, and how this might s...

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Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

elly331 ,

Care for the Carers

Because clinicians are professional caregivers, we know how to give care to others. But we also need to find ways to care for ourselves. Dr. Tiessen and Dyck explore the obstacles to and practices to do better self-care—in realistic ways! A terrific resource for clinicians.

Lgordonb ,

So supportive and caring

Karen and Melissa are the real deal. Their compassion for what we do in our profession shines through. Their supportive advice and guests help ease the stress of all that happens behind the scenes for therapists Thanks for this podcast!

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