Real Talk with Dr. LaWanda Hill
Dr. LaWanda Hill
Breaking Out of Survival Mode
This week's episode featured guest Dr. Amanda Long. She and Dr. Hill gathered to discuss a very common challenge that is very familiar and relatable to Black women across the diaspora; operating in survival mode. Dr. Amanda and Dr. Hill discuss the habits of survival that our ancestors passed down generations, but took a deeper dive into the limitations of those survival tools. Namely, as we take life a step further and radically pursuing thriving, there is a new way of being we must learn and some old ways of being we must unlearn. To that end, Dr. Amanda shares her perspective on the difference between survival, resilience, and thriving. This episode is wrapped up by Dr. Amanda sharing her resource, The Strong Black Woman-Redefined, A 40+ page eBook designed to dismantle the “Strong Black Woman” schema by helping Black women unapologetically prioritize their mental health. It is an interactive workbook packed with journal prompts, reflective activities, weekly tasks to encourage accountability, proven therapeutic tools, and wellness practices. Topics include: Ride the Feeling Wave, It's Ok to Not be Ok, Pouring from and Empty Cup, and Sustained Self-Care. Check it out here:https://www.atruespace.com/shop/p/rolwy5dp74d78f8glzk6y9t8ahm64c
Practicing Vulnerability to Achieve Sexual Intimacy & Pleasure
The path towards self-actualization is a journey and not necessarily a destination. The same can be said for achieving sexual intimacy and pleasure in relationships, as this process is a layered one, specifically for women of color. In this episode of Real Talk with Dr. LaWanda Hill, Dr. Hill is joined by Licensed Psychologist and Intimacy and Relationship Coach, Dr. Jacqueline Sherman. While the conversation around sexual intimacy and pleasure is never an easy one, but the ladies keep the conversation frank, flirty, and fun as they explore themes surrounding communication styles between men and women, sexual criticism versus feedback, and self-silencing. This is definitely a conversation that you don’t want to miss! So don’t forget to like, subscribe, and drop your favorite part of the episode below!
Courageous Conversations: Using Vulnerability To Give Voice To Self-Silence
Long time friend and fellow psychologist, Dr. Akilah Reynolds joins Dr. Hill to continue the conversation on "Black Women Doing the Work." In this week's episode, the work is centered on "vulnerability" but more specifically, the barriers to vulnerability. Like every episode of "Real Talk," the conversation between Drs. Hill and Reynolds is authentic, emotional, and real. As they candidly, yet gracefully, discuss their journeys towards emotional vulnerability, they cover some very rough terrain; however, they understand this conversation is necessary because vulnerability is such a nuanced and complex topic for Black women. This episode is definitely one for the books and is filled with gems concerning childhood modeling, community, fear, intimacy, infertility, perfection, and strength. As Black women continue to "Do The Work," remember the words of Dr. Reynolds, "The thing that you are often afraid of, is the thing that you need."
Take Flight, Together: Panel 1 out of 4, Coronovirus & Clinician Self-Care. Hosted by TogetherWell
TogetherWell hosted a free online event to help mental health providers with virtual practicing. When we polled the audience 81% reported having never offered telehealth prior to COVID-19. We hope the series of events helped offer some resources for further learning. For more information about Take Flight, Together: A virtual Mental Health Event, please visit: https://hopin.to/events/take-flight-together-a-virtual-mental-health-event. This segment includes Panel 1 out of 4 and it's entitled: Coronovirus & Clinician Self-Care. Moderator Dr. LaWanda Hill is a licensed psychologist, consultant, and curator of spaces. She identities as a proud provocateur for change and champion for wellness. Dr. Hill considers her mission simple in words and complex in meaning: to empower others to be the highest version of themselves. Dr. Hill specializes in providing culturally sensitive clinical and non-clinical services to assist others with integrating multiple aspects of the self into an identity that is authentic and facilitates overall wellness. Her services include individual and group therapy, workshops, consultations, “curating spaces”, guest speaking, and mentorship. Dr. Hill's areas of expertise include women’s sexual health, wellness (mind, body, and spirit) for women of color, multicultural counseling, “creating spaces”, clinical training, outreach, and grief. Dr. Hill is oriented to service and dedicated to lending her voice for social justice and systemic change. Speakers: Helen Hsu, PsyD, is a bicultural and bilingual (Mandarin) staff psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University where she is the liaison to the Asian American Activities Center. Prior to Stanford Dr. Hsu was a manager and clinical supervisor at the Youth and Family Services division of the City of Fremont. Dr. Hsu has been a director of clinical training supervising master's and doctoral psychology and counseling students at Asian Community Mental Health Services, Fruge Psychological Associates, and New Leaf. Dr. Hsu is the immediate past president of the Asian American Psychological Association and was a committee member on the American Psychological Association Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression. She is the current chair of the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Training Advisory Committee. Dr. Meag-gan O’Reilly is a Staff Psychologist and Program Coordinator of Outreach, Equity & Inclusion at Stanford’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Lecturer for Human Health and Performance in the Stanford School of Medicine. After over a decade of providing counseling, Dr. O'Reilly is Co-Founded and CEO of Inherent Value Psychology INC., which operates out of downtown Palo Alto and provides group and individual clinical services for Silicon Valley professionals as well as national and international consultation, and speaking engagements. Notably, she took to the TEDx stage in 2018 to remind us all of our unconditional worth as people. Her talk: Enough is Enough: The Power of You Inherent Value can be seen on Youtube. Her research focuses on social justice and her areas of clinical expertise include college student mental health, perfectionism, trauma, and social identities particularly social class, race, and gender. She believes deeply in the transformative power of psychological science to liberate and improves lives. Here are additional notes/resources from our event: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xhWjWa_INvJdZKkj11qoM5e7mFo99dEieZn9siqW0I0/edit?fbclid=IwAR0FDt_edz4dxhQrZiOYjo4ADXhquhSFt-DRYy7YXTdZnbxmMoYe6xhWyRA Because 100% of our attendee's requested additional events from us we will be hosting an event every THIRD THURSDAY. To learn more, please visit: https://www.togetherwell.org/events-calendar Are you interested in becoming a speaker? Fill out this survey, and tell us more about your expertise: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScG2VzpVhrus-2qZm5ShuUewa8lB9B73BbNPhdKVsCqnGQm9w/viewform www.togetherwell.org DISCLAIMER: Thank you for joining TogetherWell's event. Please note that the opinions, advice and information offered today are the opinions and advice of the panelists and not that of TogetherWell. TogetherWell does not take responsibility for any of the content provided. TogetherWell is a nonpartisan mental health advocacy organization without party affiliation, bias, or designation. We seek to work with all Members of Congress, regardless of their political affiliation, to advance such policies. We hope you enjoy the event. If you are in need of support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
The Break Room - Mental Health, Wellness & Healing for Black Folks at Work
This is the podcast adaptation of the first episode of The Break Room! Part of the Living Corporate network, The Break Room is a live web show (every Thursday at 7PM Central) focused on mental health, wellness and healing for Black folks at work. You can expect real talk from real experts about the real ways Black folks can protect and heal themselves from racialized trauma at work. The Break Room provides dynamic insight, education, and consultation on mental health for Black professionals. Led by four independent mental health clinicians and researchers, each host brings their unique style and perspective to the nuanced and complex visible and invisible forces that impact Black mental health and well-being in the workplace. Check out full episodes of The Break Room, video included. https://bit.ly/3pFsW0e Follow The Break Room on Twitter. https://bit.ly/34R2ety Connect with all four of our hosts on LinkedIn and Twitter. Dr. Dixon: https://bit.ly/3uUyZjS https://bit.ly/2SbPBGD Dr. Coleman: https://bit.ly/3fUx0YG https://bit.ly/3ckGnyK Dr. Bamishigbin: https://bit.ly/3wV1WxJ https://bit.ly/3cgcpfa Dr. Hill: https://bit.ly/2SaKIh3 https://bit.ly/3z6eJzi Interested in supporting Living Corporate? Check out our Support page. https://bit.ly/3egO3Dk
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