Courageously looking inward, the journey toward healing
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With more than a decade of experience in working in the public schools supporting the well-being of students and families, Maggie Jones has been published in academic journals for her work on PTSD. With the increased demand for professional mental health services during the pandemic, school counselors, like Maggie, noticed their roles shifting. They spent much of their time providing crisis intervention for students and families.
Simultaneously, Maggie began to notice her own emotional well-being being challenged by having to face her own mental health diagnosis. Taking a leave of absence from her job, she and her family moved from the US to the Netherlands, where she has begun to heal. The episode explores her bravery in turning inward and showing up for herself. Maggie shares her expat-life journey on Tik Tok under the account @mj_abroad.
In this episode you will learn these “totally rad” tips”
- How getting off the "hamster wheel” of life and taking space to reflect can help you heal from burnout.
- How to build resilience through practicing courage & bravery.
- How aknowledgeing that “there ain’t no easy way out” in growing, it is through facing your fears that you get the learning
- How identifying and tapping into your character strengths can help with healing from trauma. Character strengths are generally considered stable, but they can also be developed, facilitating personal development.