Monday, May 18, 2020

How to cope with life after lockdown with Katherine JansenByrkit

As some countries ease coronavirus restrictions, mental health experts are noticing an emerging phenomenon; anxiety about life after lockdown. With me again in the show today to discuss this is psycotherapist and author Katherine Jansen-Byrkit. Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, MPH, LPC received her Masters in Public Health from University of Washington in 1992 and spent over a decade in Public Health managing violence prevention and teen health programs. But over time, she experienced an inner stirring. What ensued was a process of reflection, curiosity and ultimately trust as she dove into her current career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Following in the footsteps of her father, who was also a therapist, she graduated in 2004 from Lewis and Clark college and has now enjoyed over 15 years in private practice offering not only holistic psychotherapy but retreats and workshops as well. Last year, Katherine published her first book, River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness. Her book reflects the human voyage of finding your way to an awakened self. As with a river that traverses steep mountains and winding valleys, our inner and outer worlds can be encumbered by a lack of connection to ourselves, old beliefs, an anxious mind, preoccupation with death, or compromised relationships to others. Each and all of these can interfere with living our most authentic and loving life. In River to Ocean, Katherine explores nine aspects of wakefulness, offering insights, practices, and her own and other's inspirational stories from the field. More on Katherine and River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness can be found at www.harborglowholistic.com.

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