What’s it like for a therapist to live with a chronic illness or other health issues? Lauren talks about training to become a therapist while learning that she had Multiple Sclerosis about three years ago. She shares the deep changes she went through in how she sees herself, her business, and therapy. Whether you’re dealing with health issues or not, you’ll find tons of great ideas and wisdom from this conversation.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
Learning how to be a therapist while learning to live with chronic illness
Changing her original business goals to fit what works for her body
Allowing her symptoms to show up during sessions rather than pushing them away
Focusing on working with people who have chronic illness and health issues
Leaning on her superpower of staying emotionally present
Permission for her clients to be whoever and wherever they are
Giving a talk that brought in referrals from doctors
Plans to create offerings outside of therapy
Using FB live to grow her audience
Fees, with real numbers as usual
Her advice for a therapist who needs to work less due to health issues
Healthcasters (a course for podcasting)
Lauren's Portrait by In Her Image Photography
More From Lauren:
Abundant Wellness For Therapists (private FB group for therapists who live with chronic illness)
Lauren Selfridge, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #92466
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During the podcast, I made a public promise to do an FB live in which I would give you, dear therapist, a pep talk about doing your own live video. The result is awkward, not gonna lie. I’m always encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone, so I owe it to you to step out of mine, awkward or not! Here it is.