Small Business Owners have been hit hard by the pandemic both financially and emotionally. In Canada, the federal government has stepped in to help on the financial side. But not much is being done for Small Business Owners on the emotional side. Instead, Small Business Owners have been left to … [Read more...] about 20 tips to help Small Business Owners survive the pandemic
Many small business owners are stressed out due to the COVID-19 pandemic now more than ever. The troublesome situation appeared to be temporary, and manageable in the early weeks, but it’s shaping up to be something no one could have predicted. And the way forward remains difficult to … [Read more...] about How small business owners can find support in difficult times
Learn about burnout. The answers to important questions about burnout are contained in this blog post. They are drawn from years of experience working with clients in burnout as a psychologist in private practice, and contain the information I share with my clients to help them understand what is … [Read more...] about Burnout: Facts you need to know to recover.
It's possible to stop harassment. Gail had worked for ten years as a graphic designer for a multinational company. Her employer had had a sexual harassment policy in place as long as she had worked there, but she had been sexually harassed by her boss for over six years. All identifying details in … [Read more...] about Workplace sexual harassment: One woman’s success story
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Six vignettes Many of my clients ask questions about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), so I thought it would be valuable to post some real-life examples of what OCD can look like. Most psychologists didn’t receive training in how to treat OCD in graduate … [Read more...] about Learn to recognize OCD: It’s more common than you think.
Feel calmer immediately using these simple techniques. People use several different words to describe feeling distressed. They might say they feel emotionally hijacked, or triggered, or activated. They might say they have a lot of energy, or juice, in their system. They might say they are … [Read more...] about Emotionally hijacked? Effective ways to manage distress
Ensure you can succeed before you go back. I work with people on medical leave for burnout in my private practice as a psychologist. In my experience, the majority of people don’t return to work before they are ready. Sometimes, however, people chomp at the bit to get back to the office and return … [Read more...] about Burnout: Don’t return to work from medical leave too soon
Be prepared. Practice your response. I have helped a significant number of my clients prepare for job interviews. When an interview is on the horizon, we prepare answers to tough questions they may encounter so they will present themselves well and hopefully land the position. … [Read more...] about “Tell me about yourself”: Prepare an excellent response for a job interview
Improve your personal boundaries. I work with teachers that are in burnout in my private practice as a psychologist. They arrive saying their jobs are too big. That the demands placed on them aren’t reasonable. That what they’re asked to do in a day isn’t reasonable. The demands on teachers are … [Read more...] about Burnout: Tips for teachers
Sounds straightforward, but you must create the time. I meet with a lot of people that are in burnout. They say they used to exercise. Some tell me they were triathletes before they got a demanding job, but that they don’t have the time required to stay fit today.When we discuss their burnout, they … [Read more...] about Burnout: You must exercise regularly