Your friendly Wednesday reminder

Today’s social worker spotlight is @thompson.counseling! Hop over to Leslie’s profile and see what she’s talking about!

March is Social Work Month!

Social Work Breaks Barriers!

Happy Social Work Month to my fellow SW Colleagues! We have a long way to go as a profession, and also, I know advocacy and equity and ending the stigma of mental health are deeply valued by a number of us.

I’m going to try to tag a fellow social worker in all my posts this month – be sure to check them out and send them some love!

Today’s spotlight goes to the one who helped me navigate my way out of the corporate world and into SW, plus she just started her professional insta page, so no better time than the present.

Please check out Friend of the Pod, @akb_therapy, licensed psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health, and give her a virtual high five for Social Work Month!

Intention for the week:

Be in the here & now, make mindful responses to situations sans judgment, let things be.

Remembered I have a KC shirt!

From donating blood. @kccommunityblood

Let’s go, @chiefs! ❤️💛

This one is mostly for me. I’m talking to myself.

But am I also talking to you, honey? Validation and hunger games salutes, team. Normalize the ordinary and enjoying the beauty of the everyday.

Think I might print this one to stare at in my office, because practice is for sure gonna make progress on this one for me!

Mrs. Affleck coming in hot with a moment of realization. I know I can relate. How about you? @jlo

Therapy for Moms | Let’s Discuss!

Jennifer Summerfledt, MA in Counselling Psychology, Certified Canadian Counsellor, Chief Empathy Officer of ASK Therapy for Moms, student of direct entry midwifery, and all-around perinatal mental health champion, joins me for a chat this week on Let’s Discuss…

Jennifer educates the team on polyvagal therapy, the wandering nerve, visualization, the importance of completing the stress response, and we take a dive into neurobiology and birth trauma. We chat about unraveling biases and breaking down belief systems that can hold us back from living our peak mental health lives.

Therapy For Moms | Let’s Discuss!

The quieter you become…

I’ve talked about this a lot recently. We can dwell on the past or worry about the future, or we can work to train our focus on the here and now.

Rumination and brooding about the past get us nowhere – we can’t change it.

Fretting or having anticipatory anxiety about the future does us no good – we suffer extra.

Setting your mind on the present takes practice, and we all have to start somewhere.

Sometimes, it can be helpful to be quiet, both verbally and mentally. “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

7 years with my Clinical License!

7 years with my @aswbonline clinical licensure!

What a ride it’s been since I first crossed the threshold of the @fordhamgss back in Fall 2011. A decade of clients, colleagues, stories, heartaches, stressors, triumphs, and lessons and lessons and lessons!