March 2023 | WOC Therapy

Month: March 2023

The Effects of Trauma on our Bodies

By tamika-lewis | March 28, 2023 | Uncategorized

As women of color, we are confronted daily with various forms of trauma, whether it be systemic oppression, discrimination, or repeated microaggressions. The impact of these traumas goes beyond the obvious emotional and mental effects, often leading to physical symptoms and health issues. Trauma doesn’t just impact our minds – it can have significant impacts on our bodies. 

A Guide to Self-Care for the Busy Woman on the Move

By tamika-lewis | March 20, 2023 | Self-Care

Do you find yourself striving to have it all, do it all and be everything to everyone? If so, you know that it comes at a cost: It’s easy to lose sight of yourself in the process. And to make it even worse, somewhere along the way, you began to believe that taking care of yourself translated into being selfish.

In today’s fast-paced world, where multitasking and juggling multiple responsibilities have become the norm, self-care can take a backseat. This is especially true for mothers, entrepreneurs, and business women who face unique challenges and stressors. Self-care is essential in maintaining a healthy and balanced life, fostering mental and emotional resilience, and ensuring optimal productivity. If you’re a busy woman on the move, and you’re struggling to prioritize your well-being, this practical guide to self-care will provide you with helpful tips and insights to help you regain balance and thrive in your personal and professional life. Self-care means giving yourself the attention, compassion, time and energy that you need and deserve.

Celebrating the Contributions of Women of Color in the Field of Therapy

By tamika-lewis | March 13, 2023 | Inspiration

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, it is important to recognize the groundbreaking work of women in the field of therapy, particularly those who have been pioneers for women of color. The field of psychology has long been dominated by white men- but in the wake of the Civil Rights and Women’s movements in the 1960s and 70s, women have been making strides in many professions. From Inez Beverly Prosser, to Martha Bernal and Mamie Phipps Clark, to Reiko True and Jennifer Eberhardt—these women have blazed trails in the world of psychology and continue to inspire generations of therapists.

Ikigai: A Japanese Concept for Finding Your Purpose

By tamika-lewis | March 6, 2023 | Inspiration

Have you ever felt like there was something missing in your life, but you just couldn’t put your finger on it? You may be familiar with the concept of “ikigai” – a Japanese concept which translates to “reason for being” or “the joy of living.” It is a way of looking at life and discovering purpose, meaning, and joy. Let’s explore what ikigai is and how it can help you find your passion.

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