Learn about how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy skills can help you bring evidence based treatment to your practice. ACT is a mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral approach to psychotherapy that can be utilized with a variety of clients. Come join Dr. Voyages for an introductory ACT training and learn more about this proven approach to therapy. Dr. Voyages conducts varying levels of workshops on ACT and will also discuss her upcoming training opportunities.
1.5 CEUs available for LPCs and LCSWs
Do you often only end up tackling the first few tasks on your to-do list?
Do you often feel like you’ve been working all the time but still have so many things to accomplish?
You might be an underestimator…
Ok, that sounds worse than it really might be. What I mean by an “underestimator” is someone who does not allow themselves to enough time to complete tasks and simply underestimates how much time something really takes to complete. As someone who can tend to be an underestimator, I know how much trouble this can create- especially as it relates to our topic this month: SELF-CARE.
I will get into some of the positives I have found with being an underestimator later in this blog, but first some of the pitfalls.
- Feeling really overwhelmed at the end of days and weekends
- Simply not getting our work done
- Needing to take a lot of time off or a whole weekend to dedicate to playing “catch up.”
Underestimation might also be a product of feeling really motivated and feeling really capable. I think this has been the hardest part of reining in the underestimating. Knowing I cannot do it all and signing up to do less. The same quality that has likely been a driving force in your success in getting a private practice in order might also hinder your ability to take good care of yourself and “say no.”
We cannot do it all,
Being a good therapist takes a lot of time AND so does being a good business person.
We talk about strategies to rein in underestimating and improve self-care at Launch Wellness all the time…come and join us!
I read a fellow therapist’s blog post on the power of the 30 second pause and it definitely resonated with me. Allison Puryear writes about the hectic schedule that can lead us to bounce from one activity to the next and how powerful it can be to just breathe for 30 seconds before stepping into the next activity on our crazy agenda. This got me thinking more about transitions in general. I have been experimenting with making transitions as gentle as possible. This is where incorporating the self-compassion work fits wonderfully. My self-talk around my day could typically sound like this jumbled anxious rambling…
“Why did I schedule so many things for myself today, I am going to be so tired, I shouldn’t have offered this or that…”
What if it sounded more like this though:
“Ok, today is really busy, I have a lot going on and I might need to get extra sleep this weekend. I think I will look at changing my schedule in the future.”
Instead of beating ourselves up over how stressed we can feel, perhaps attempting to be more compassionate towards ourselves and curious about changing things for the future might actually make us feel better about the tasks in front of us. I have definitely noticed this approach along with some gentle transitions has been really helpful! I am working on this as a new self-care regimen. With how busy we can get in the day-today tasks it can be overwhelming to have a new self-care practice, but just tweaking self-talk might actually do the trick sometimes!!
May 18th, 2016 Wednesday
12pm - 1:30pm
at Launch Wellness
CEUs are free to our Austin Launch Members and $15 to community members.
Go to our STORE tab above to purchase your spot!
- Participants will grasp the basic nutrition skills to nourish their bodies daily
- Participants will build an understanding of how dietitians can support mental health and build their business
- Participants will be able to apply topics discussed to aid in the building of their practice
In 2006, Adrien returned to Texas to be close to family, friends, and warmer weather! She opened her private practice, I Live Well Nutritional Therapy in 2007 and has only continued to grown. To date, iLiveWell Nutrition Therapy has multiple locations, contracts with numerous corporations and treatment centers, and currently five dietitians are employed under iLiveWell. “Creating better access to dietitians!” has been one of the driving forces of Adrien’s company. Now, she is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties. Adrien is also a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Supervisors (CEDRD).
Adrien has been active in the local, state and national dietetic association volunteering and holding board positions. She is currently the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Representative, which has allowed her to educate more Texans on the power of food. Becoming a board member and now the current chair elect of Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) Dietetic Practice group has been a gift and honor to Adrien, and she continues to believe and strive to hold the bar set by BHN members to the highest degree of professional expectations.
In between Adrien’s time at her office and volunteering you can find her with her new husband and step kids power lifting or cheering on her husband at power lifting competitions, snuggling with her French Bull dog Maybelline or on all the social media channels posting about food, nutrition, and mental health.
As Registered Dietitians, we are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. All of our nutrition consultants are Registered Dietitians (RD) authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association and licensed to practice in Texas by Department of State Health Services.
We provide clients with a unique plan that is based on their specific needs. Our practice is based on a positive and supportive approach to helping clients live a healthy life.