Episode 6: Social Resiliency Abroad- Special Guest Julia Sampolska
Processing a pandemic is one thing, to do it overseas in an entirely different culture and language while in high school, well, that's something entirely different. Join me on a Covid edition of The Counseling Convos Podcast as I interview Julia Sampolska, an exchange student from Poland. Julia had to cut her stay short and head back to Poland on a government-issued plane. This was recorded the night before she left.
Julie shares about her year in review, seasons of change, covid related dynamics, and having to transition on a dime.
The Jungle is a 1906 novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited the lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. His primary purpose in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United States. However, most readers were more concerned with several passages exposing health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, which greatly contributed to a public outcry which led to reforms including the Meat Inspection Act. Sinclair famously said of the public reaction, "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident, I hit it in the stomach."
Unintended Consequences come in many shapes and can have a long-lasting impact on people's lives. It can impact identity, cultures, history, and sometimes our very existence. For Madeline Coburn, an unintended consequence left her to be identified as legally deceased for 10 years! This is a Remarkable story about a women's life that is filled with mysteries and in some ways is still unresolved. Madeline is not allowed to vote, because she was listed as not even living! Your story was featured on CNN? What do you hope to accomplish by sharing your story?
There are naturally difficult situations in life, death, accidents, injuries, arguments, job losses. But sometimes the universe throws a curveball, something completely out of the left field. Something we are not expecting in any way what so ever. When I first read The Jungle, I found it so intriguingly eerie how one's identity can be easily formed by the setting in which they live and work. At the turn of the century, in which the book is framed, the main character and his young wife struggle to survive as they fall deeply into debt and become prey to con men. Something most people can somewhat relate to, debt anyway. However, even that is pretty familiar. Being subject to experience completely unfamiliar can be traumatic. The effect, long-lasting.
Finding the Funny Mallori DeSalle (Integrated Care Change Agent (Indiana University/ Truman State University) NCC (nationally certified counselor LMHC (licensed mental health counselor CCMHC (Certified clinical Health counselor) - If there's letters to be acquired, shes got em. - She views Humor as a clinical tool, motivational interviewing or screening, and brief interventions. (She speaks/ trains/ facilitates in all these areas) -Mallori, when you hear of stories such as Madelines, one of confusion, frustration, what runs through your mind and how do you respond? -Iv heard the case made that humor in counseling is an avoidance response and in some ways a defense mechanism. However, I have also heard that it’s our body's way of surviving, allowing us to feel something other than the painful emotions we might carry. What’s your take and how do you distinguish between a healthy response and an avoidant one.
Counseling Convos: Episode 4 Emotional Intelligence
I knew I wanted to be a psychotherapist between the ages of 12-15. It wasn’t solidified until my trip to Nashville in 2006 when I decided to travel to Uganda a year later. I was a senior in high school and was blessed enough by numerous church families and sponsers to partner with a non profit called Invisible children. After approximately 3 weeks of witnessing first hand accounts of the impact left by the Lords Resistance Army in that area, I couldn’t not think about living a life focused on mental health and shaping culture for the betterment of society. I had decided to attend a Christian College in the small town of Lincoln Ill, then pursue my masters in professional counseling at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Mo.
After all these years now, of providing therapy in so many avenues, so many pockets of town, to so many varying types of people. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of Emotional Intelligence. In todays episode, we dive into emotional intelligence as it pertains to the workplace. Emotional intelligence (also known as ‘emotional quotient’, or EQ) was ranked sixth in the World Economic Forum’s list of the top 10 skills that employees will need to possess to thrive in the workplace of the future.
But what is EQ? How can it affect your progression at work and your ability to interact with teams and peers, and what impact can it have on your physical and mental wellbeing?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder, ED, Self Concept. If these terms are familiar then this episode is for you. If not, then here is a chance to learn about how much our culture is impacted by Shame, and what we can do about feeling self conscious.
What makes a home? Is it the people? The memories? The town? Come along as I try and find out! Guests include Mary Jepsen, Ashley Key of “Key Living”, and Tonya Hankins of Hanani House. As always, I’m recording from Historic Saint Charles Missouri. Intro • Your Space • Home Space • Key Space • Associated Space • Anchor • Questioned Space • Forgotten Space • New Space • Funded Space
Join me on a walk down Main Street Saint Charles as I reflect on simplicity. What is it, how it is attained, and what we can do with it when we have it. Guest speakers include Grace Bingley LMSW, Carissa Figgins Executive Director of Community Strong, and Tricia Pyatt LPC of E3 Counseling Services. http://communitystrongscc.org https://www.e3counselingservices.com