Caring for Caregivers: Your Life Support Podcast
By Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
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Caring for Caregivers: Your Life Support PodcastSep 09, 2022
As Leaders We...Reflect
Join us as we flip the script and interview podcast host Phil Rainer to highlight key lessons learned over the past two seasons about personal and leadership solutions for supporting the wellbeing of the behavioral health workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
As Leaders We...Create Thriving Spaces
Join us in this insightful conversation to understand how space can impact your employee and client's wellbeing. Creating spaces that encourage people to thrive is critical. Jamie shares some big and small ideas to consider.
As Leaders We...Uphold Humanity
As leaders it is important that you cultivate a culture of openness, and it starts with you. The language we use matters and our commitment to learning is integral to self awareness. We need to be allowed to think differently all while uplifting other's humanity in the process.
As Leaders We...Create Intentional Space Without Stigma
Being intentional about creating a workplace without stigma is something you need work towards everyday. Join us in this conversation to learn about some innovative ways to engage employees in co-creating a culture that embraces fun, authenticity, openness, both in-person as well as virtually! Consider your partnerships; with clients and with your employees.
As Leaders We Ask…What's in Your Wallet?
Join us in this insightful conversation about the importance of cheerleading vulnerability as a leader in a healthcare setting. Being seen and heard creates a sense of belonging in the workplace. The measure of strength is how you surround yourself with support, not how well you push it away. Changing the culture of I am ok to its ok to ask for help, is critical in healthcare today. Start by building your self care toolbox inclusive of practicing boundaries. Join us to learn more about how to spend your "energy" bank.
As Leaders We...Foster Wellness
Discover the 4 key areas leaders must attend to in order to foster an environment that promotes wellbeing. As leaders we never stop growing, the tools offered through the Center for Wellbeing at Work include practical strategies you can implement right now to cultivate awareness and lay the foundation, brick by brick to support wellbeing in the workplace.
As Leaders We..."Stand Up" for Human Connection
Join us as we dive into the importance of human connection when times are hard. Dani reminds us that humor lends perspective on those moments. As leaders, having the courage to be honest, vulnerable, and showing up authentically allows our staff to do the same. Our humanity is what connects us together.
As Leaders We...Embrace DEI & Know that The Details Are In the Doing
Join us as we have an important conversation about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and the importance of understanding that the details are in the doing. As leaders, ensuring we have keen self-awareness and a willingness to listen to all the voices at the table is critical to creating and supporting a psychologically safe environment that fosters belonging and wellbeing.
As Leaders We...Create Partnerships
What is your end game? Join us as we dive into understanding that systemic problems require systemic solutions. As leaders, it is critical to put our values into action as we find ways to support our staff. A focus on community partnerships only strengthens systems that support us.
As Leaders We...Practice Reflection and Lean Into Our Values
Join us as we have a conversation about the importance of walking the talk by applying all that we've learned when working with others, including our team. We take a look at embracing reflective practice and trauma informed principles in our everyday interactions with others.
As Leaders We...Fill the Marble Jar
Join us in this insightful conversation about the power of holding space, being present and establishing trust with your team as they navigate difficult times. Describing the anatomy of trust as filling the marble jar; one small moment at a time.
As Leaders We…Advocate and Build Solidarity
Join us as we discuss how Behavioral Health clinician leaders are able to organize and advocate for positive change in their organizations, all while navigating personal and collective grief. Leaders are tasked with building organizational resilience by listening to caregivers as equal partners in the future of workplace wellness. Together we can create a workplace guided by care ethics.
As leaders We… Create Healing Space
Join us in this thoughtful conversation as we explore easy ways to acknowledge your staff that cost very little yet have such an important impact. Additionally, we learn about the impact one's work environment can have on their wellbeing.
As Leaders We...Liberate Our Employees by Centering Their Wellness
Join us for a thoughtful conversation with Dr. McBride as she shares the changes that resulted from the global pandemic that were much needed in our workplaces. Dr. McBride shares some of the creative ways they have lifted employee wellness at the university and how many of these changes are here to stay.
As Leaders We...Are Mindful of the Heart of the Mission
MINDFULNESS. What is it? How and why should it be brought into an organization? How can leaders be compassionate, mindful of the heart of the organization's mission, and supportive of employees? Join us as we discuss with our guest La Sarmiento who is a guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Sanghas, a mentor for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, a teacher with Cloud Sangha, and a contributor to the Ten Percent Happier app. They completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Training in 2012 and have taught meditation retreats around the United States.
As Leaders Our...Actions Speak Louder Than Our Words
Employees never forget how their organizations responds to and accommodates personal emergencies. As an employer, it is one of the most crucial experiences you may have with an employee. Join us as two collogues describe their individual journeys through grieving the loss of their mothers and how their employers responded in two very different ways.
As Leaders We...Advocate and Communicate
Research shows more and more that increasing transparent communication in the workplace can lead to happier employees. Join us for this incredibly important conversation and learn how Peter Evers not only increased communication within his organization during a difficult time but has sustained these best practices ever since. His relentless advocacy for his employees is contagious.
As Leaders We...Update, Plan, and Express Gratitude
Our need to expand awareness and support balance is critical as leaders. Join us as our guest dives into her own journey of self re-evaluation during this time of uncertainty and how she applied those learnings to her role as a leader all while embracing the 8 dimensions of wellness for her staff.
As Leaders We...Listen, Learn, and Regulate the Heat
An identity quake is a disruption in our relationship with ourselves and how we fit into the world. Our workplace is a big part of that identity. Join our discussion of how COVID-19 created shifts in our school systems, and continues to do so as we continue to navigate this pandemic. Our guest today looks at ways in which they managed the social and emotional dysregulation among teachers and students with creative ways to care for both. Her insightful thoughts are relevant and applicable to any place or organization serving their community.
As Leaders We...Find Our Brave and Encourage Others To Find Theirs
In this episode, we discuss the importance of knowing what your bringing into the workspace. Understanding your own needs as a caregiver is critical for your own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of others. Self work, taking risks, and being ok with asking for help are all important. We take a look at working smarter, not harder, and gain an understanding that how you show up does impact those you serve. Christie Pearl speaks of her journey toward creatively re-inventing her practice to better meet her own needs, and more importantly, the needs of her clients.
As Leaders We...Mind the Heart
Minding the heart of your employees is important. Join us in understanding how creating a culture of compassion with a balanced focus on addressing the mind, body, and soul of your employees makes for a healthier workforce. Understand the ins and outs of negotiation an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
As Leaders Are We...Providing a Space to Thrive?
How do we help our staff feel supported, seen, and valued? In this episode, Judy Hu discusses that her intent is not to simply help people cope in this dysfunctional world, but to thrive in it by actively unlearning toxic belief systems that were developed in childhood. We live in a broken world because we have not been taught the framework of freedom, equality and interdependence to function in the world & bring about real change. Judy explains how each of us must unlearn what we think about who we are - to truly break free and remember our worth in order to finally thrive. Finally, Judy provides employers tips to best support their staff with a heightened awareness and understanding of this concept. The influence leaders have on developing an empathic culture is crucial to seeing the world begin to change for the better.
As Leaders We...Get Curious
Evidence and research has supported that curiosity helps us survive and is the road to a healthy and meaningful life. It can expand our empathy and helps strengthen our relationships with others and ourselves. Curiosity is readily available and when practiced, comes naturally in almost any situation. Learn to listen to your body which is the first-place reaction tends to show itself and use that as a prompt to drop into a curious state.
Season 2 Coming in July!
Join us for a new season of Caring for Caregivers: Your Life Support Podcast dropping July, 2022.
Letting Go of All or Nothing Thinking and Finding Balance in Practicing Self-care
*TW - Topics of suicide.
In this episode, we discuss the benefits of developing a flexible approach to self-care that respects our natural variance in energy and resources, so we do what we can to address challenges rather than getting overwhelmed and giving up.
Overcoming the Impact of Social Isolation and Building Self-Worth
In this episode, we discuss the emotional challenges raised by isolation during the global pandemic when one has never considered self-care over care of others and how this led to recognizing personal needs and building self-worth.
Finding Strength Through Flexibility
In this episode we will take a look at the ways in which COVID disrupted the routines of a single mother and prompted to her to find creative ways to manage stress and take care of her physcial, emotional and spiritual well-being, while also supporting the emotional and academic needs of her young son.
Learning How to Overcome People Pleasing & Co-Dependency Issues while also Navigating the Limitations Inflicted by COVID
In this episode, we review how people pleasing and co-dependency issues make it difficult to put yourself first, look at patterns and underlying causes of behavior, and discuss when these behaviors stop being protective and start to become a hindrance to growth, self-love, and respect.
The Tipping Point for Recovery & the COVID-effect
*TW - Topics of trauma related to 9/11 and war.
In this episode, we talk about the tipping point for recovery, how isolation may increase the risk of relapse, and how therapy works in the Covid-19 era.
How COVID has Exacerbated Division and the "Us vs Them" Mentality
In this episode, our speaker shares strategies and resources for addressing the increased divisiveness she discovered as the pandemic hit, something she's witnessed evolve even within her own family. She's determined to ensure that judgment and freedom of choice do not penetrate the unconditional love she has for her family, as well as theirs for each other. We also review some ways to extend this mindset to others in our communities and workplace - especially at times where it may be more difficult than ever before.
2020 - The Year that Things Were Going to be BETTER! #not
After two difficult years personally, Elizabeth thought 2020 was going to be her year. Then lockdown happened. In this episode, we learn how a Facebook ad turned things around for her and some of the tools she has used over the last two years to overcome the challenges she faced during the pandemic.
A Wellness Plan for Parents - One way to Restore Sanity While Caregiving During a Pandemic
In this episode, we discuss the extreme stresses of caring for others during a global pandemic while taking steps to maintain one's own sanity.
Cancer During COVID
In this episode, we hear from a cancer survivor who had to overcome a diagnosis after 8 months of dealing with COVID and endured treatments and major surgery in the second year of the pandemic.
Boundaries, Structure, and Rituals in Supporting Well-Being
In this episode, we explore the use of boundaries and structure in our professional and personal lives as essential practices in maintaining wellness when working in remote and hybrid work schedules. We will also discuss the use of personal rituals as tools in maintaining emotional and spiritual balance while helping others during these challenging times.
A College Student's Journey Through The Pandemic
In this episode, we will hear from a college student who had to adjust to remote learning and determine the future path forward while trying to plan for grad school.
Intentional Connection with Colleagues in Remote and Hybrid Workplaces
On this episode, we discuss the challenges of connecting with colleagues and coworkers through the process of this pandemic.
Injuries & Lockdown & Yoga - Oh My!
In this episode, we discuss how to cope with stress and anxiety when the complication of having a physical injury is combined with going into lockdown and all of our usual coping strategies are thrown out the window.
In this episode, we discuss misinformation and information mistrust during the COVID pandemic.
Sobriety Tipping Point
*TW - Topic of miscarriage/infertility
In this episode, we discuss how infertility and COVID became a catalyst for sobriety.
Putting Ourselves on Our To-Do List
In this episode, we discuss an approach for putting emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing on your to-do list.
How COVID Created More Room for New Healing
In this episode, we discuss how COVID initially disrupted all normal coping strategies and paved the way for personal growth and new insights.