The (Happier) Therapist Who Writes
October 4, 2022
Hosted by Deborah Cox
Numerous studies point to regular writing as a way to improve our health and well-being. Given burnout in healthcare professionals, writing offers an affordable way to move stress and emotion onto the page, clearing our minds for more creative and enjoyable work. In this episode, Deborah and Tracy interview author, professor, and writing coach, Dr. Etta Madden, about the practice of regular writing for healing and apply the writing concepts to helping professionals. Find out more about Etta and her writing here: https://www.instagram.com/ettamadden/ https://english.missouristate.edu/EttaMadden.aspx https://sunypress.edu/Books/E/Engaging-Italy Read more about writing as a way of healing here: https://juliacameronlive.com https://www.google.com/books/edition/Writing_as_a_Way_of_Healing/AogZ_MlbSnYC?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover https://www.amazon.com/Opening-Writing-Down-Third-Expressive/dp/1462524923 https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Way-25th-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B006H19H3M/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3EGL8VFITIC21&keywords=the+artists+way&qid=1663610134&s=books&sprefix=the+artist%2Cstripbooks%2C126&sr=1-1
Tuesday at 6AM on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
As a global community, we witness rates of depression, anxiety, and self-harm skyrocketing in the wake of more than two years of unprecedented stress and need. Helpers (caregivers, therapists, teachers, and even parents) face more demands than ever, often working hours of concentrated, solo emotional labor each day. We see helpers leaving their professions in droves, suffering their own health crises and burnout. So, who and what helps the helper? The fields of neuroscience, art, fitness, and physiology bring us insights never before available. But how do we utilize the burgeoning information to move from overwhelmed and lonely to inspired, thriving, creating, and connecting? ReConceive answers these questions. ReConceive probes connectedness for everyone navigating the mental health pandemic. Deborah Cox, psychologist, and Tracy Maxfield, body psychotherapist, explore new methods for working with our clients, and ourselves, through movement, art, and love.
Deborah Cox is an artist and licensed psychologist, board-certified in Couple and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She writes about anger, relationships, and recovery from religious trauma, and helps clients write their own stories of creativity and healing. Her autobiographical novel, Wife Material, tells a story of growing up in a Southern, fundamentalist sect. Deborah uses EMDR and art methods at the Mosher House, in Springfield, Missouri’s historic district.