We’re kicking off our next six week series, which is all about stress, depression and anxiety. And today’s show is dedicated to caregivers. Caregivers are often faced with greater demands on their bodies, minds and emotions that they tend to neglect their own health and wellbeing. This can then lead to fatigue, hopelessness and physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. This is frequently known as caregiver burnout.
Are you a caregiver? A caregiver is not only reserved for professionals like therapist, doctors, nurses, teachers, and police officers. They are also moms and dads, those caring for elders, parents, someone with a eating disorder, a substance abuse disorder, an addiction, or a chronic illness like cancer or an autoimmune disorder.
So what causes caregiver burnout? How can you spot the symptoms of caregiver burnout? What can you do to take better care of yourself and other caregivers alike? So many question. And we have answers! Join us on today’s show as Lucia welcomes guest Sharon Lawrence, Therapist for Therapists and Professionals, LCSW and Certified Life Coach, for a real and hopeful conversation on caregiver burnout. With real talk, tools and experts, WellSeekers with Lucia is here help you find ways to love yourself & others more well!
For more about Sharon Lawrence, see below and visit her website myselahwellness.com
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About Sharon Lawrence
Mrs. Lawrence is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C/ LCSW) (MD/VA/FL), Certified Anger Management Specialists-II (CAMS-II), Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator and Trainer, Certified Life Coach, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH), an Approved Clinical Supervisor in Social Work (MD) and credentialed as an Employee Assistance Specialist-Clinician. She also holds a Certificate in Christian Ministries from the Evangel Bible College in Upper Marlboro, MD. She has over 15 years experience working with children, adults, couples and families within the following settings: mental health, substance abuse, foster care, family court, and developmental disabilities.
Mrs. Lawrence is a Therapist for Therapists, Professionals and Couples. Her passion is to improve the lives of clinicians and professionals who manage the day to day responsibility of caring for others. It has been proven that this type of care can produce secondary trauma in addition to discovering and revealing past trauma and mental health challenges.
Mrs. Lawrence is committed to helping couples strengthen and revive their relationships through counseling using the Prepare-Enrich assessment and curriculum. She provides both short and long-term counseling through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
Mrs. Lawrence is an Author, National Speaker, Presenter, Trainer and Blogger. Her published works include, 7 Simple Ways to Shape Your Marriage: Strategies to Feeling Loved and Connected which helps couples refocus on the importance of working together with a stronger commitment to another; and the My Everything Gratitude Journal: 31 Day Gratitude Journal for Self-Care and Empowerment wit Bonus Goal Setting Guide. She is the creator of “Desserts & Discussions: The Tour” which focuses on speaking at area churches, businesses and organizations on topics related to mental health, women's empowerment, marital enrichment, motivating entrepreneurs and personal growth. Quarterly Mrs. Lawrence hosts Networking Events for Mental Health and Human Service Professionals to connect and build their clinical resources.
Mrs. Lawrence is the co-host of It’s All Business Entrepreneurship (Special Segment of The I Am Dr. Sharon Show) on Urban Style Media every 3rd Sunday from 10:00- 11:00 am. She is affectionately known as the SelfCarePreneur where she provides information on mental health, self-care, and trends related to emotional well-being aspect for business owners. She has been a subject matter expert on Good Morning Washington, Let’s Talk Live, BMore Lifestyle, a number of conferences to include Boris L. Henson Foundation Can We Talk? Mental Health Conference. Mrs. Lawrence has also been featured in media publications and podcasts such as but not limited to Yahoo! Lifestyle, Bustle, The Root, Madamnoire, GoodTherapy, ArlNow, OldPodcast, and I Am CEO Podcast. In addition, Mrs. Lawrence is an Adjunct Professor for Bowie State University (Department of Behavioral Sciences and Human Services) and Prince George’s Community College (Department of Human Services) where she is helping to prepare the next generation of helping professionals.