Reimagining Ourselves: Toward A More Balanced, Integrated Self
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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. This is true for qualitative researchers, who often work on difficult topics, while managing deadlines, clients, vendors, and a variety of stressors. The political climate, social issues, and the pandemic have added another layer. As a result, many qualitative researchers experience burnout, compassion fatigue, and mental health challenges, as well as difficult emotions, especially frustration, anger, impatience, and others.
Yet, you have to show up with compassion and care! Unlike mental health providers, qualitative researchers are usually not trained to deal with compassion fatigue and related states, which can lead to more frustration. This interactive presentation will create awareness, provide insight and information, and introduce a variety of tools and skills working with body and mind to help you create a more integrated, balanced self.
|Katja Cahoon, LCSW, MBA is a psychotherapist with a previous career in qualitative market research. Her passion in life is to empower others to grow, change, and find meaning and joy. After a successful career in market research focused on understanding why people do what they do, including corporate, consulting, and entrepreneurship, she decided to utilize this learning and understanding to help people feel and perform better. She trained as a psychotherapist and works mainly with executives and other highly accomplished professionals in Silicon Valley, CA. She helps clients with stress, burn-out, anxiety, depression, and how the past impacts how they feel and act today. Katja is also a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200), meditation teacher, and sports nutrition coach. Katja has taught at Williams James College, Stephen's College, spoken at conferences like IIEX, ESOMAR, Insights Association, and has trained companies all over the world. She has been featured on podcasts and panels.