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Holiday Time and Social Media


The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy. They’re supposed to be a time when we feel warmth and love and gratitude. And while they can be that, they also tend to bring up feelings of stress and anxiety. How do you stay calm during the hustle of the season? The answer might just be social media! Social media has us all connected like never before, allowing us to share our experiences with one another in real-time and make memories together that will last long after the holidays are over. So if you’re feeling stressed out about Christmas shopping or dealing with family drama this year, don’t worry – there is light at the end of every tunnel!

Give Thanks for Social Media

Social media has become a powerful way to connect with family and friends, especially during the holidays. Social media is a great tool for staying in touch with those who are far away, sharing your holiday moments with others, and staying up to date on what’s going on in the world.

Social Media and the Holidays

Social media is a great way to share your holiday experiences with people who can’t be there in person. You can also use social media to get ideas for gift-giving, stay in touch with family members who live far away or meet new people who are interested in the same things as you.

Are You in the Holiday Spirit?

  • Are you in the holiday spirit?
  • How do you know if you are in the holiday spirit?
  • How can you get into the holiday spirit?
  • What is the holiday spirit for you?
  • Why is it important to be in the holiday spirit?

Social media can be a powerful way to enjoy and share the happiness you feel during the holidays.

Social media can be a powerful way to enjoy and share the happiness you feel during the holidays.

Use it to connect with family and friends: Post photos from your Christmas party, post a photo of that beautiful Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City, or send out a video of Santa Claus reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” while sitting on your couch! You can even use social media as an excuse to see what everyone else is doing by asking people to share their holiday plans or favorite memories with you.

Social media can help us feel less alone during this time of year, especially if we don’t live near our family members anymore. The Internet has connected millions of people together around one shared experience: celebrating this special time with loved ones right where they are!


It’s important to remember that despite all the fun and excitement of the holidays, it can be easy to forget what’s really important. It’s also important not to get too caught up in social media and lose sight of what makes this season so special: spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. Social media is a tool for sharing your experiences with others—and if used correctly it can help make these precious moments even more memorable.

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Therapist Community


As it gets close to the holidays and to the season of being thankful, I often think of my work and the colleagues I have. The Thanksgiving recipes I have received from a colleague. The insight on holiday sales from colleagues. And the reminder to take a break when I need it. I love my colleagues. We have a great time together and we help each other out. We’re friends, but we’re also colleagues who have a shared interest in helping people heal and grow.

“I value my colleagues as my friends.”

You’re not alone. You’re not the only one feeling burned out, being called on to do more with less, or feeling like you can’t do everything on your plate

We, therapists, are in a unique position of needing to take care of ourselves while also caring for others, and so we need some extra support and understanding from each other. If we don’t look after ourselves first, then how can we look after our clients?

“I am part of a larger community. Larger than a group practice, bigger than a school.”

When you open the door of a therapist’s office, you enter a sacred space. This is where people go to feel safe and to share their innermost thoughts with others who understand. It is a place where they find healing and growth, often for years at a time.

I am part of this community as well, working with clients privately as well as cooperating with other therapists in my area through professional organizations and training opportunities offered by our state association.

“As our own business owners, we are often on our own, isolated. It’s very powerful to collaborate with colleagues.”

Therapists have learned that collaboration is an important part of their business. The therapist community is a place where they can feel supported and share resources. We often talk with each other, as well as refer clients to one another when we are not the right fit for them (or if there’s simply no room in our schedule). It’s also helpful to get feedback from colleagues about what we do well, what we could improve upon, and how best to serve our clients.

“It’s nice to have other therapists available to talk to about difficult cases. To bounce ideas off one another.”

The term “bounce ideas off one another” means that you can talk with other therapists about difficult cases, especially when you’re feeling like you’re stuck or need a fresh perspective. Bouncing ideas off one another can be helpful in many ways:

  • You may find that your colleagues see something in the case that you don’t, which might lead to a breakthrough (or at least a new perspective).
  • Since everyone has different clinical experiences and areas of expertise, you may learn about an aspect of therapy you hadn’t considered before. For example, if your colleague specializes in working with trauma victims but hasn’t worked with children who’ve experienced physical abuse yet, he or she could give you some helpful advice on how to proceed with your client’s treatment plan.
  • Sometimes it’s just nice to have someone else listen! If a therapist tells me something helpful while I’m venting my frustrations about a particularly challenging client, it feels good knowing that someone cares enough to listen without judging me.

“They say that [therapy] is a lonely profession. But it doesn’t have to be. You can find your community.”

You can find your community.

Therapy is a lonely profession, and it often feels that way because therapeutic communities are hard to come by. The good news is that there are many ways for therapists to find their community, regardless of where they live or work.

Online forums and social media groups offer great opportunities for therapists to connect with each other in real time, allowing them to share resources like worksheets or ideas about how to better run their practices. Professional organizations also provide a way for therapists from all over the world (and even within one city) to meet up at conferences and workshops where they can discuss important issues facing our field as well as get inspired by each other’s work. Therapy groups provide support both online and face-to-face through peer counseling services offered by local mental health agencies; these groups allow clients who may not have access yet affordably available through insurance coverage still gain access to necessary support while completing treatment plans set forth by their care providers.”

Therapists need their communities for support and collaboration just like everyone else does.

Therapists are often isolated, but they can find community. Therapists can benefit from collaboration. Therapists can benefit from a community of colleagues. Therapists can benefit from a community of friends. Therapists can benefit from a community of working together in their practices, clinics, and centers with other therapists, who are also trying to make the world better for people struggling with mental health issues and substance use problems all over the world!


If you’re a therapist and you’re feeling isolated, remember that the world is full of people who want to help. You just have to reach out to them. If you need support as well as collaboration, consider joining some kind of community – it could be anything from an online group like this one or even something more formal like an association or organization with chapters all over the country/world.

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Your Authentic Self: As a Therapist


Social media can be a great way to connect with people. It’s also a great way to share your authentic self with others. You may be wondering how this could possibly apply as a therapist, but it’s important to be authentic in every area of life—including our work as therapists!

What does “Authentic” mean?

When I talk about being authentic, I’m talking about being genuine and real. Authentic means you don’t mask who you are by pretending to be something that you’re not. Instead, it means being true to yourself at all times.

You can do this by knowing what your values are and making decisions based on them—even if it may seem difficult or inconvenient in the short term. By doing this, your actions become an expression of who you really are as a person instead of reacting automatically based on what other people want from you.

What does Authenticity have to do with Social Media?

Social media is a place where people can be as authentic as they want to be. In fact, there are times when it may feel like you are more authentic on social media than you are in person. And that’s ok! It’s important to embrace who you truly are and allow yourself to show it through your posts and interactions on social media.

Being authentic will help build brand loyalty with your audience and make them feel connected to your content. This can also help create trust between the consumer and business owner, leading to success within the industry at large.

Why is Authenticity Important as a Therapist?

Being your authentic self as a therapist is important for many reasons. Your clients will believe you, relate to you, and trust you more if they know that the therapy you’re providing is coming from a genuine place. You can be more effective at helping them because they’ll be able to see that what you’re saying is coming from your heart and not just some textbook knowledge handed down by another therapist. They’ll remember who you are better because of it too! And finally, being authentic makes it easier for other people to relate to us – which means more referrals!

How to be Authentic on Social Media.

Authenticity is the most important thing in life. It’s what makes you feel like you can be your true self, and it forms a foundation for everything else (friendships, relationships, careers). We know that being authentic is a good thing. But how do we do it? How do we live authentically? And how does being authentic relate to living a meaningful life?

The first step is to accept yourself as you are right now. This means accepting the good and bad parts of yourself without judgment or criticism. Acceptance doesn’t mean that you won’t work on improving certain aspects of your personality—it just means not beating yourself up about these things until they become an ingrained part of who you are. Your authentic self will grow from there!


We hope this blog post was helpful and informative. If you want to learn more about authenticity, there are many resources on our website.

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Retreats for Therapists


Taking care of yourself is an essential part of being a therapist. It’s easy to get caught up in the work, but you need to make sure that you’re taking time for yourself as well. Therapists are constantly helping others and giving them advice on how they can improve their lives—but what about themselves? In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how therapists can take care of themselves so they can continue providing quality therapy services all year long!

Why Therapists Need to Take a Break

Therapists need to take a break from their work because they’re not immune to the stresses of life. They are human after all, and nobody is perfect. A therapist can be just as susceptible to illness, burnout, or depression as anyone else.

If you’re a therapist and you don’t take care of yourself mentally and physically, then it will be harder for you to do your job well in the long run. You’ll have less energy on a daily basis and may even start making poor choices because of this lack of energy (like cutting back on exercise).

Being able to step away from work allows you time for self-care—something that therapists often forget about when they get busy with clients during therapy sessions. Self-love is important too! Your clients won’t benefit if they see that their therapist isn’t taking care of themselves properly either personally or professionally on an ongoing basis without any breaks in between sessions or overtime periods (which could include vacations).

How to Take a Break as a Therapist

  • Take a break from the computer.
  • Take a break from your phone.
  • Take a break from your email.
  • Take a break from social media.
  • Take a break from your clients, as in no appointments or sessions, at least for now. This is important because it will help you to get some perspective on what’s happening and figure out what kinds of things are contributing to burnout so that you can find ways to change them or remove them altogether—this is where most people get stuck when they try to deal with burnout and depression because they don’t want to face it head-on and make any necessary changes (or “changes” if we’re talking about therapy).

The best way I’ve found is just saying “no” when someone wants something (like an appointment) and then spending time doing something else instead; usually, that means going outside for walks around our neighborhood but sometimes also means reading books or magazines like Psychology Today online instead!

Retreats and Mental Health Workshops for Therapists

In the world of therapy, there are many retreats to choose from. The following are just a few:

You’ll have no problem finding a therapist retreat near you if you take advantage of these resources!

Working with clients day in and day out can be emotionally draining on even the most seasoned therapists. It’s important that they take time to care for their own health and happiness.

As a therapist, you probably know that it’s important to take breaks. But maybe you haven’t thought about how much time, energy, and resources you’re putting into caring for your clients. Even the most seasoned therapists can benefit from taking care of their own well-being and happiness.

So what should you do? Here are some tips for taking breaks:

  • Schedule daily “me” time into your schedule (at least 20 minutes). During this time, take some deep breaths; do yoga or meditation; listen to music; read a book; or go for a walk—whatever works best for you!
  • Spend time with friends or family who support and love you unconditionally. Ask them not only about their day but also about theirs! Make sure they know what’s going on in yours as well—it’ll make both of your days better!
  • If possible, find an activity that allows both parties involved to relax together—this could mean going on vacation together or just sitting around watching TV after work/school has ended (and no one else is around). Being able to tune out everything else helps us reconnect with ourselves so we can recharge before diving back into our busy lives.”


We hope we’ve convinced you that taking a break from your life as a therapist is not only good for your mental health, but also for your career. While it’s tempting to try and power through the difficult times at work, remember that the best way to help others is by taking care of yourself first. Retreats and workshops can give you much-needed time away from clients, colleagues and responsibilities so that when it comes time to return home again after a weekend or week off, you’ll be refreshed and ready to serve those around you better than ever before!