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Johanna Bond

Johanna Bond is a master's student in the community mental health counseling program at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester.  She is from the Rochester area and graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010 with a degree in psychology and English.

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  1. Nancy Bond
    Nancy Bond at |

    Great blog, Johanna!  The “sore muscle” analogy was especially good.  And the spilled coffee, everyone understands!

  2. Nicole Connolly
    Nicole Connolly at |

    Excellent post!  I think this topic is really something that needs to be emphasized more in counselor/therapist training programs.  Self care in the mental health field is very important both for the individual’s effectiveness as a therapist and to prevent burnout over the long haul.  It’s nice to see a student blogger addressing this issue – and highlighting that self-care is a process, not an item on the to-do list.

  3. Jamie
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    I commend you for encouraging students to let one of their social supports know if they are having a hard time processing the emotions that are always coming our way. That’s what social supports are for and everyone has their own ways of dealing with this problem. The more techniques you can learn while in school, the better off you’ll be when you have graduated and need to process these things at a time when you might feel more alone.

  4. Natalie Ross
    Natalie Ross at |

    I agree that self-care isn’t something we can just do and be done with. It should be practiced often and most importantly with patience. Very entertaining read, thanks for this!

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