For years I have felt the pressure to keep up with prominent counselors on IG who have Pinterest-worthy programs. In fact, for a very long time, my job became my life. I worked all day, I did hundreds of hours of PD, I went to conferences, I presented at conferences, I was a leader in my state SC organization, I tried to blog regularly and I shared my lessons on TPT.
Talk about burnout! I was eating, sleeping, reading, and thinking about school counseling all year and for too many hours a day. So I really appreciate the energy management audit. I didn’t realize it at the time, but so much of my energy went into my profession that I had lost balance.
Have you feen feeling burnt out? Dr. Melisa Marsh’s new workbook provides a guide of activities that you could use personally. Think of it as a self-paced support system.
This book would also be a great book for counselors to use as a guide to run a small group or even as a teacher workshop/PD series. I could envision using it as part of an afterschool support group for teachers or even as part of PD series before and during the school year.
Counselors could also use this workbook as a guide to run a small group or even as a teacher workshop/PD series. I could envision using it as part of an afterschool support group for teachers or even as part of PD series before and during the school year.
Note: As Marsh describes, “stress occurs when a person perceives environmental demands as being beyond their adaptive capacity.” While I consider myself adaptable and resilient, I must admit that I feel a major change is needed in our society with a refocus on education as a priority. I also don’t really know that a major system change and improvement in respect for our profession is going to happen in the near future and sometimes feel powerless to make this change happen. I think this workbook is preventative, but may not as impactful if you are totally burnt out already.