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Posts made in January, 2014

MHPChat Recap – Handling Burnout

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Tweet Chat | 0 comments

 

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Mental Health Tweet Chat 2014 – Updated

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Mental Health, Tweet Chat, Twitter | 0 comments

Mental-Health-Tweetchat2 Update: It has been requested that the hashtag for the upcoming tweetchat be changed as #mhchat is already in use by another organization. Therefore the new hashtag is #mhpchat

 

Recently I asked mental health providers to fill out a survey to gauge interest in having a tweet chat to discuss issues in the community. The response has been overwhelming. But first things first. I want to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Your responses have been very valuable in finding the pulse of the community. And now it’s time for the results:

Q1: How often would you be able to participate in a tweetchat?

While many of you responded that you were fine with monthly chats, weekly chats was just a little more popular.

Q2: What are the best days for you to participate in the chat?

According to the results, Sundays @ 3pm edged out Mondays @ 8pm and Fridays @ 7pm

Q3: Which Hashtag do you like?

Out of all the options available, #mhchat was hands down the most popular. None of the other options came close.

Q4: What topics would you like to see discussed during the chats?

Oddly enough, there was a four way tie for most popular topics. The front runners were: Best Practices, Handling Burnout, Social Media, and Therapeutic Techniques. Though some of you also requested Stress Management and Working with High Conflict Clients.

So we are going to ease into the new year. The first chat will be held on January 19, 2014. The topic of discussion will be Handling Burnout. If you’ve never participated in a tweet chat before, here are some tips.

  1. Instead of following the hashtag on Twitter, use Tweet Chat instead. It’s a super easy app to use and makes following the chat a lot easier.
  2. Introduce yourself when you join the chat. We like to know you’re there.
  3. The chat will last about an hour. There will be four or five questions asked to facilitate discussion. When answering a question, use the hashtag. That way it shows in the chat.
  4. If you see an answer you like, retweet it. It will be much appreciated.
  5. Don’t be shy during the chat. If you have something to offer, tweet it.

Again, I want to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the survey. See on on January 19 @ 3Pm!

 

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No Grudges, No Gripes, Know Growth

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Coaching | 0 comments

ID-100224440Congratulations. If you are reading this you have successfully made it to 2014. Now what? Since you have survived 2013, you may be thinking you should take everything with you into the new year. Not true. There are some things best left in the past. The first thing that comes to mind is grudges. There is no reason to continue to nurse old wounds and wrongs from years past. The person who wronged you may never apologize. Sometimes the person who wronged you has passed away. There’s no point in holding on to grudges. They just weigh you down and you aren’t open to receiving new blessings.

Another thing to leave in the past is gripes. What are some things you have been complaining about? Of the things you are complaining about, which are ones you can change? Don’t like your hair color? See a stylist. Don’t like your job? Work to find a new one or create your own. Don’t like your height? Not much you can do about that. I would love to be a 5’10” supermodel. It’s not going to happen. And I’m OK with that. Learn to accept some truths about yourself. And the things you can actually change, change. I know change is difficulty. But here are your options. You can spend the next year griping about how the world has done you wrong or you can change the world around you. The choice is yours. Choose wisely.

In the mean time, let’s make this year about growth. In gardening, you have to so certain things to encourage growth. You pull out the weeds that take the nutrients away from your plants. You trim off the dead branches. They are no longer useful. You add water and fertilizer for nourishment. You have to treat yourself the same way. Who or what are the weeds in your life? Are you still holding grudges? The grudges you’re holding are pulling nourishment form other areas of your life.  What are some dead relationships you are holding on to? It’s time to cut them off. They are no longer useful.

So as you progress in the new year, here are some things to consider:

  1. What are some things i can realistically change?
  2. What are the relationships I need to nourish?
  3. Where do I want my career or business to be by January 1 2015?
  4. What are the actions steps I need to take today to get to my goals?

If you need help establishing your goals for the coming year, I can help. I can be reached by phone at 321-800-8520 or by email at truechangelifecoach@gmail.com. Don’t end 2014 liked you did 2013. Start your change today!

 

 

 

 

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