Thrivival 101: A Fresh Take on Self-Care for Female Mental Health Clinicians

Intentional Time Off: A (Second) Conversation with Arianna Smith

January 09, 2023 Intentional Therapist Season 1 Episode 12
Thrivival 101: A Fresh Take on Self-Care for Female Mental Health Clinicians
Intentional Time Off: A (Second) Conversation with Arianna Smith
Show Notes

In this episode we reconnect with Arianna Smith, licensed professional counselor (LPC) and copywriting coach for therapists, to learn more about her 2-month sabbatical and her transition back to work.  Arianna shares some of the challenges associated with planning and returning from a sabbatical, what she learned about herself as a person and a therapist, and how she’s used this information to reshape her work and personal life.  She also shares some tips for how to make the most of a sabbatical and talks about other ways therapists can intentionally take breaks in meaningful ways.  We end this episode, hearing about Arianna’s newest “non-conventional” self-care practices.  

Highlights:

  • The important difference between “time off” and a “sabbatical”
  • Some of the challenges of planning for and returning from a sabbatical
  • Steps Arianna took to maximize her time away from work
  • What she learned about herself during her sabbatical
  • How pre-planning/over-planning for your return can interfere with the process
  • How her sabbatical helped her develop deeper connections
  • Arianna’s favourite “non-conventional” self-care practice

Therapist by day, copywriter by night, Arianna Smith, LPC (she/her), helps therapists write words that sound like them and attract their ideal clients.  Her mission is to help therapists shatter their creative blocks and write words brimming with punch + personality.

Connect with Arianna:
arianna@thecopycove.com
www.thecopycove.com
www.courageouscopywriting.com
www.facebook.com/thecopycove

Access Arianna's free training Banish Bad Copy: Masterclass for Therapists to help you up-level your copy.   This is also the best way to find out more about her upcoming webinars and other offerings.  

Connect with Melissa & Karen at Intentional Therapist:
https://www.intentionaltherapist.ca
intentional@intentionaltherapist.ca

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