The Missing Link for SLPs

Now What? What if You’re Terrified of What’s Next?

The Missing Link for SLPs
Now What? What if You’re Terrified of What’s Next?
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In this episode, I want to discuss being terrified of what’s next. How to move from being terrified to developing a crisis plan. There have been A LOT of changes recently due to COVID-19 and things have changed in the world of SLP.  For some...it is a loss of jobs, for some, there is an increase in workload and risk.

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Focus

  • How to move from being terrified to developing a crisis plan in the midst of uncertainty.
  • Navigating the changing world for SLPs. For some...it is a loss of jobs, for some, there is an increase in workload and risk.   

Story 

  • The need for a crisis plan: fire escape with the kids and designated meeting places. Now, it never happened, but...

Discussion Questions 

  1. What if you are terrified of what’s next? Name your fears so you can address them 
    “Naming hard things doesn’t give them power, it gives us power.” Brene Brown
  2. Develop a crisis plan (see download)
  3. Set goals ​
    “You have to apply yourself each day to becoming a little better. By becoming a little better each and every day, over a period of time, you will become a lot better.” John Wooden
  4. You are not alone - Find a community
  5. Learn what your resources are and decrease your anxiety
  6. Take control - Question from one of my students - how do I start?  Set a goal and start to implement
  7. Believe in yourself
  8. Start becoming stronger
    “Here I lie in shattered pieces, each piece reflecting a part of me. This time I put the pieces back together, putting them where I want them to be into my mosaic masterpiece.” Mattie Murrey

Challenge Of The Week

  • Look your fears in the face, name them, and begin to conquer them.

Quote Of The Week

“Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear.” Idowu Koyenikan

Tip For Success

  • Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. We all are stronger than this.

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Upcoming Topics

  • What's next? The future of SLPs…
  • 5 must-have skills SLPs need for resiliency
  • Overcoming the cons of teletherapy

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