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

Episode 6 April 17, 2020 00:11:47
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?

Apr 17 2020 | 00:11:47


Show Notes

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 is a loss of jobs, for some, there is an increase in workload and risk.

---> Download this episode's “study guide” ( or the full audio transcript ( <---



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

Quote Of The Week

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

Tip For Success


Upcoming Topics

Keep the Conversation Going

Thank you for listening to The Missing Link for SLPs podcast! If you enjoyed the show, I'd love you to subscribe, rate it and leave a short review. Also, please share an episode with a friend. Together we can raise awareness and help more SLPs find and connect those missing links to help them feel confident in their patient care every step of the way.

Follow me on Instagram, join the Fresh SLP community on Facebook or learn more at  Let's make those connections. You got this!

 Do you have a question you'd like answered on the show? 
Send a picture of a Post It note or message to [email protected]

Not a substitute for a formal SLP education or medical advice for patients/caregivers.

Other Episodes

Episode 104

July 06, 2022 00:36:46
Episode Cover

A Speechless Recovery: What is Post Intensive Care Syndrome?

Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS, may be relatively new as a formal diagnosis, however it is a very real condition patients and/or their...


Episode 109

August 08, 2022 00:21:54
Episode Cover

Unconditional Love and Unending Support

A pivotal role when a parent with young children suddenly becomes critically ill is who is going to look after the kids.  In this...


Episode 74

October 21, 2021 00:36:28
Episode Cover

The Simplest Advice for SLPs: Be Yourself

Meet Maggie Donaker, a medical speech-language pathologist who has worked in a multitude of settings throughout her career. Maggie shares her SLP origin story,...