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For Women of Color, Getting Proper Mental Health Treatment Is a Challenge

By abigail-butler | June 3, 2021 | Self-Care

Women of color face big challenges when trying to get treatment for mental health issues. But change is underway.

Work Stress Management – All You Need to Know

By abigail-butler | May 29, 2021 | Self-Care

Studies show that tension at the place of employment is the number one factor of strain in the lives of Americans. This is especially evident in the experiences of women of color. They continue to experience disadvantages because gender and race affect their working surroundings. When experiencing work stress, it’s important to realize that you’re not powerless. Taking charge of your situation and surroundings is an essential step in overcoming stressful obstacles.

Simple Tips on How to Deal With Stress

By abigail-butler | March 20, 2021 | Self-Care

Nowadays, many people live hectic lifestyles that lead to constant pressure, burnout, tiredness, anxiety, and negative feelings. Thus, learning how to combat these and how to deal with stress becomes a necessary tool for all women who want to improve their wellbeing or solve a specific problem that they weren’t able to due to tension.

Ultimate Self Care Tips for Women of Color

By abigail-butler | March 8, 2021 | Self-Care

We often hear this phrase nowadays, but we don’t always know how to apply it in our day-to-day life. Learning and incorporating some useful self-care tips into our everyday routines can do us a world of good and help us overcome mental health problems like depression and anxiety or become the best version of ourselves. Read on to find out all you can do to give the most important person in your life, – you, of course – the inspiration to win and withstand challenges.

Useful Self Care Ideas for Women – Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

By abigail-butler | March 3, 2021 | Self-Care

As women, we are often asked to take care of everyone and everything, often at the expense of our own well-being. What if we started to put ourselves first? The following self-care ideas for women will provide you with the quality me-time you deserve.

How to Calm Yourself Down Quickly When Feelings Overwhelm You

By abigail-butler | February 25, 2021 | Self-Care

When the pressure of life gets us down, we often find ourselves wondering how we got into that situation and questioning our actions. Negative feelings impact different people in so many ways, but knowing some useful techniques and learning how to calm yourself down is the first step towards attaining self-control and general happiness. This post aims to reveal some valuable strategies you can employ when feelings overwhelm you and blur your focus.

How to Choose a Therapist that Clicks

By abigail-butler | February 21, 2021 | Self-Care

When looking for a mental health professional, the first task you’re faced with is learning how to determine who is right for you. Knowing how to choose a therapist is a significant part of the process. This is because your relationship with your mental health care provider is highly likely to determine your overall success. But what traits do fantastic therapists possess, and where can you find them?

On the Language I Left Behind

By abigail-butler | February 5, 2021 | Self-Care

Last year brought many changes in everyday life. With the lockdown due to pandemics and different politically charged events, not only the way we live has changed but also the way we communicate. Language has become a powerful tool freeing people from gender dynamics and liberating people of color from stereotypes. Tamika Lewis, clinical director and founder of WOC Therapy, spoke for the magazine The Byrdie, about what 2020 brought to Black women. 

Many women of color say it’s hard find a therapist who gets them. Here are resources to help

By abigail-butler | February 5, 2021 | Self-Care

Explaining your problems to the therapist can be scary enough. Adding the fact that they can’t fully grasp them can turn you away from much-needed therapy for good. As a person of color, having a therapist that can understand your background and the problems you face is essential for your mental health. 2020 especially shed light on the problems Black women face when it comes to finding the right therapist. Counselor and founder of WOC Therapy, Tamika Lewis spoke for The Lily, a publication of The Washington Post, about the need for more therapists of color. 

The Myth of the “Strong Black Woman”

By tamika-lewis | July 29, 2020 | Self-Care

The strong Black woman trope has been ingrained in society for centuries. It’s a damaging stereotype that affects Black women in a multitude of negative ways. Black women tend to feel pressured to achieve the impossible and do so without showing any emotion as a mechanism to deal with the stress. They wake up and walk out of the door with an emotional armor in order to uphold the “strong image” often at the expense of their humanity.

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