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Thrivival 101: A Fresh Take on Self-Care for Female Mental Health Clinicians

Dr. Karen Dyck and Dr. Melissa Tiessen

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

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