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The Mental Balance

The Mental Balance

By Vidhi Raval

🌱 A podcast with a set of limited series with to gather learnings, tools, and insights from experts and licensed mental health professionals. Join in to help balance your Mental Health!

The first series will cover Mental Health in the Tech industry, called Tech Minds Unwind.
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Burnout, Boundaries and Tech Founders

The Mental Balance May 19, 2023

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How can self-awareness improve work-life balance?

How can self-awareness improve work-life balance?

Do you ever get overwhelmed at work—feeling like you don’t belong or that you’re not good enough?

Laura Brassie, a clinical supervisor, explains how self-awareness can help prevent burnout—especially for people in high-commitment careers like the tech industry. It can help you notice early signs of overwhelm and exhaustion.

Self-awareness can help you tune into your emotions, strengths, weaknesses, and values, allowing you to clarify your priorities and achieve that delicate equilibrium they call work-life balance.

“When you are amped up, you have to slow down and cool it down. And if you are frozen or shut down, you have to heat up and speed up."

Watch the podcast to learn how to better deal with imposter syndrome, burnout, emotional dysregulation, and more.

Nov 14, 202326:51
A remarkable career in Silicon Valley—is it all you need? Andy John’s shares.

A remarkable career in Silicon Valley—is it all you need? Andy John’s shares.

In his past life, Andy was a tech leader in Silicon Valley with 15+ years of work experience across industry giants like Meta, X (RIP Twitter), Quora, and Wealthfront.

This podcast episode with Andy shows you:

  • What triggered him to embark on a journey of healing and growth
  • How self-awareness can be a transformative experience
  • How emotional hardships from childhood can impact your sense of self-worth
  • How he reinvented himself through self-realization
  • Work boundaries and how they can be crucial to overall well-being

Learn from a tech leader’s journey of navigating a mental health crisis.

Nov 01, 202334:56
Ep. 3 Coping with Tech Layoffs with Andrew Kushnick

Ep. 3 Coping with Tech Layoffs with Andrew Kushnick

In this episode we discuss the biggest stressor in Tech today, "Layoffs" with Andrew Kushnick, Psychotherapist who deals with a lot of clients in Tech. As the economy continues to struggle, many businesses are cutting back on employee numbers. This has led to mass layoffs, and as a result, many people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and dealing with the doom. of never ending fear. In this video, I'm sharing insights from a psychotherapist about how tech layoffs may be affecting your mental health, how this can impact some in the form of trauma and strategies, tools to cope and go through with this. We also discuss the 4 most common patterns observed for those working in the Tech Industry: 🌱 Sense of lack of meaning 🌱 Feelings of isolation 🌱 Rigid cognitive style 🌱 Communication problems Remember: We all cope differently in difficult situations, and the stress of a tech layoffs may be affecting you in ways you didn't expect. If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don't hesitate to reach out for help. A therapist can provide you with tips and strategies for coping with the stress of a tech layoffs. 🧠 🧠 🧠 Subscribe to our newsletter for updates and episodes: www.thementalbalance.com

✨ ✨ ✨ Our Socials: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_mental_ Tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@the_mental_ba... Chapters: 0:00 - 0:36: Tech Minds Unwind Intro 0:37 - 1:19: From Lawyer to Psychotherapist 1:20 - 2:56: Andrew's clients 2:56 - 5:37: Anxiety in Tech due to Layoffs 5:37 - 15:31: Coping Strategies 15:31 - 19:39: Common Patterns in Tech 19:39 - 26:53: Coping with Trauma 26:53 - 31:44: Black-and-White Thinking in Tech 31:44 - 34:52: The discomfort of accessing emotions 34:52 - 36:57: Feelings of isolation among tech workers 36:58 - 39:23: Loneliness in Tech 39:24 - 44:01: Closing remarks Andrew's practice - https://andrewkushnick.com/about


#thementalbalancepodcast #therapy #mentalhealth --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Warning: For information purposes only. Does not constitute clinical advice. Consult your local medical authority for advice. If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:- call 9-8-8 in the United States or your country's emergency number- call the Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) in the United States or a global crisis hotlines- text START to 741-741 in the United States - go to your nearest hospital emergency room

Jun 21, 202344:08
Burnout in the Silicon Valley with Linnea Butler

Burnout in the Silicon Valley with Linnea Butler

In this episode, my guest is Linnea Butler, a licensed mental health professional, and we discuss about signs of burnout, effects of COVID, strategies and tools on how to reduce stress and manage burnout. We also dig deeper into what is neurodiversity, how it is related to those in the tech industry, autistic burnout along with the psychedelic 'Ketamine' which is legally permitted for use (waitlist for this therapy experience in the Bay Area).

Linnea is a psychotherapist who is also the founder of a psychiatry practice based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Having begun her career as a molecular biologist, then worked in the tech industry as a product manager and director of marketing and having gone back to school for psychotherapy and now a business owner, she knows what stress and BURNOUT is actually about. Would you rather prefer to read? Subscribe to our newsletter - www.thementalbalance.com Get alerted on our social media channels as well: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_mental_... Tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@the_mental_ba... Linnea's practice in the Bay Area: https://www.bayareamh.com/ Chapters:

0:00 - 0:55: Introduction to Ep2 of Tech Minds Unwind 0:55 - 2:13: Working in Three Different Careers, Linnea's Introduction 2:13 - 9:29: Discussing Burnout in the Tech Industry and COVID's effects 9:30 - 16:55: Multi-tasking, Software releases, cortisol and not much coffee can do 16:56 - 20:36: Signs of Burnout in People 20:37 - 22:58: Preventing burnout and recovering from it 22:58 - 28:26: Self-Compassion and Self-Acceptance 28:27 - 34:53: Ketamine Psychotherapy and Psychedelics Tools and references mentioned in this podcast: Mindfulness Bell: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mindful... Sapolsky's Research, Stanford, TED talks: https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_sapo... Emily and Amilia Nagoski, burnout:    • Emily Nagoski and...   Kristen Neff, compassion:    • The Space Between...   Devon Price, Unmasking Autism: https://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Auti...#mentalhealthawareness #thementalbalancepodcast #therapy #mentalhealth --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Warning: For information purposes only. Does not constitute clinical advice. Consult your local medical authority for advice. If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:- call 9-8-8 in the United States or your country's emergency number- call the Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) in the United States or a global crisis hotlines- text START to 741-741 in the United States - go to your nearest hospital emergency room



May 22, 202334:53
Burnout, Boundaries and Tech Founders

Burnout, Boundaries and Tech Founders

In this episode of Tech Minds Unwind, Michael discusses common signs of burnout and provides practical tools to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance. Drawing from his diverse career background and client experiences, Michael offers unique perspectives on how to implement these takeaways in your everyday life. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an expert and transform your approach to work and well-being! Hi! I'm Vidhi, and thanks for listening in. 😊👍🎥 If you prefer to read, subscribe to our blog - www.thementalbalance.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_mental_... Tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@the_mental_ba... Warning: For information purposes only. Does not constitute clinical advice. Consult your local medical authority for advice. If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:- call 9-8-8 in the United States or your country's emergency number- call the Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) in the United States or a global crisis hotlines- text START to 741-741 in the United States - go to your nearest hospital emergency room

May 19, 202332:21
Welcome to The Mental Balance!

Welcome to The Mental Balance!

What is this podcast about? What will you achieve from listening to this podcast? Who am I?


#mentalhealth #wellness #selfcare #therapy #licensedprofessionals

May 19, 202301:35