The Self-Led Woman Podcast

The Self-Led Woman Podcast

Hosted by: Jen Barnes, MSW, LICSW, TCTSY-F

I am a therapist and you’re likely in a high-pressure career serving others in some way, but if you’re here we have at least one thing in common: We feel the weight of the past two+ years and don’t know how to get out...

Episodes

Are You an Other-Led Woman?

Season #1

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Body-Based Strategies Are Essential in Recovering from Traumatic Stress

Season #1

In this episode, we talk about how body based strategies are essential in recovering from traumatic stress. And, there is a five minute sample of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. So if you've been facing traumatic...
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Three Big Mistakes Almost Every Chronically Stressed Woman Makes that Keep them Stressed

Season #1

In this episode, I share three mistakes that almost every woman facing chronic stress makes that keeps her stuck in that stress. Be sure to listen. Register here for the workshop How to Recover from Chronic Stress and...
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Self-care Alone is Not How to Recover from Chronic Stress and Burnout

Season #1

Only practicing self-care is not how to recover from chronic stress and burnout so you can feel better. In fact, only practicing self-care without addressing the underlying stressors, or factors contributing to your...
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Body-based Interventions Will Help you Recover Faster and More Fully from Chronic Stress

Season #1

Only talking and thinking about your traumatic stress isn’t how to recover from it. In fact, using only cognitive techniques to recover from traumatic stress may work in the short term, but long term you may end up...
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How to Soothe Yourself in the Moment when Facing Chronic Stress

Season #1

  Based on interest, I am opening my chronic stress and building resilience offers to all women in high-pressure jobs including nurses, teachers, social workers, physical therapists, respiratory therapists,...
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How to Stop Shutting Down and Numbing Out

Season #1

In the face of chronic stress, often we shut down and numb.  Sometimes it's exactly what we need.  When it's no longer effective, here's what to do to get out of that shut down place and get back to life...
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How to Release Stuck Stress from the Body: The Crucial First Step in Recovering from Chronic Stress in Nursing

Season #1

Are you a nurse who is tired of being tired so much that you're just coming home after shifts, collapsing on the couch, feeling like you miss what your life use to be like when you did something other than work and...
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A HUGE Underlying Cause of Anger and Resentment: Why you feel so drained and how to change it

Season #1

"Very early on in my work, I had discovered that the most compassionate people I interviewed also have the most well-defined and well-respected boundaries. It surprised me at the time, but now I get it. They assume...
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The Most Important Mindful Practice I Never Realized I Was Doing

Season #1

You likely have heard about mindfulness, know what it is, and maybe even have tried it. But most people don't try it or don't stick with it for one big reason. We'll address the myth behind that reason as well as...
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Pushing away heavy feelings and focusing on the positive won't help you feel better.

Season #1

Ignoring heavy feelings and focusing only on the positive won't help you feel better. In fact, it actually make you feel worse. Tune in for what to do instead.  Plus, a special complimentary offer. Get Unstuck: How to...
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Is putting everyone else before yourself the best way to care for patients?

Season #1

Most of us learned growing up that to be a kind, caring, and compassionate person we had to put everyone and everything else before ourselves. As healthcare workers, this message is strongly reinforced in our...
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