$49.00 USD

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0.25  ASHA CEUs

Managing Common SLP Stresses Before Burnout Occurs #e223


Presenter: Jessi Andricks, MS, CCC-SLP

Learn the science behind stress and how to use tools of stress management.

Many SLPs are stressed and facing burnout from the chronic, overwhelming stress they encounter each day. This stress is often caused by simple things that become chronic when the stress isn't managed. In this course, learn the science behind stress, how it shows up in the day of an SLP, and tools to manage stress and reduce burnout, including Mindfulness and Positivity.

Course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 Contact Hours.

Course Overview – Run Time: 2:51:21

  • Stress and SLP: What We Feel
  • Burnout: What It Is and Isn't
  • Chronic Stress: What It Is, Where It Comes From
  • Stress vs Burnout
  • Path of Stress
  • Stress and Burnout Symptoms
  • What Does Stress Look Like for SLPs in the Day to Day Routine
  • Common Causes of Stress for SLPs
  • Brain on Stress and Burnout
  • Create a Positive Shift – Break the Cycle
  • What is Stress Management
  • Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Self-Care – Why These Work
"Such great content. Not your common SLP course! Very helpful to me as a school-based SLP. It enabled me to think about ways to deal with the stress of my job without losing my passion! Thank you!"

– G.J., prior course participant

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"It was important to hear that it's not just me. It was very helpful to see the stress triggers specific to our SLP profession and the acknowledgement that our profession DOES put a lot of stress on us."

– J.M., prior course participant

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The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"Knowing more about the neurological basis for stress was helpful. It is also a good review of stress management techniques. Clear, concise information." J.M. (Jun. 2024)

"Nice explanations and examples of both stressors for SLPs and realistic management suggestions. Presenter used a relaxing tone/style throughout which helps reinforce the ideas." K.W. (Mar. 2024)

"Ideas on how to reduce stress and how important it is to practice mindfulness and movement every day! This course clearly outlined the difference between stress and burnout-beautifully!" M.C. (Jan. 2024)

"The topic of mindfulness was a beneficial discussion." L.L. (Jan. 2024)

"This course was very informative and helpful. It was easy to understand and relate to my daily stress and chronic stress at work. It helped me to identify some changes I need to make in order to avoid burnout." J.N. (Nov. 2023)

"The examples of practicing mindfulness, positivity, and self-care were beneficial. I enjoyed the examples and practice of movement, writing, and meditation." K.C. (Nov. 2023)

"Practical daily applications. I liked the emphasis on self-care as action, instead of "zoning out" with media." V.W. (Sep. 2023)

"This course deepened my understanding of positive psychology, mindfulness and self-care. Expert guidance on guarding against career burnout." A.M. (Sep. 2023)

"Learning the cycle of stress and how daily thoughts continue the cycle. I liked that this course not only educated me on the cause of stress, but also provided strategies to deal with stress." A.N. (Sep. 2023)

"I liked how realistic this course is! The mindfulness and positivity practices are helpful." S.B. (Sep. 2023)

"Practical information. I liked the validation that our jobs are difficult and the chronic stress and burnout are not a function of inability. Presenter had a calm peaceful voice." A.M. (Sep. 2023)

"Defining stress vs. burnout. Identifying common causes and how to break the cycle of stress." M.T. (Sep. 2023)

"The explanation of the results of stress on the brain was interesting. Focusing on the positive things that happen throughout the day and not dwelling on the things that went wrong or did not get completed was a helpful topic." M.W. (Sep. 2023)

"Easy to follow and practical. I liked learning about the strategies of mindfulness and positivity for stress management including movement, meditation and journaling." M.C. (Sep. 2023)

"This course was extremely relatable. It was nice to know that many SLPs experience the same things." N.B. (Sep. 2023)

"This presenter did an amazing job inserting real life situations and scenarios. I truly felt like she was talking directly to me and knew almost exactly what I was feeling and going through. So many people are going through stressful times and are PUSHING through it because they don't know any different! I liked the explanation of how stress develops and effects the body in addition to how to introduce a positive shift into your life and other strategies to help adjust how I deal with my stress." C.P. (Sep. 2023)

"Learned 3 ways to manage stress to re-frame it." M.K. (Sep. 2023)

"Course related stress specifically to SLPs." V.D. (Sep. 2023)

"Ways to implement self-care. I liked the information given to be more aware of self-care and to implement self-care throughout the work day to decrease stress levels." H.A. (Sep. 2023)

"Real and simple solutions. Daily practices that I can automatically put into place." L.M. (Sep. 2023)

"I liked the discussion on the amygdala, thalamus, and pre-frontal cortex aspects, and learning the physiological reason for stress." C.S. (Sep. 2023)

"Practical ways to reduce stress and feel better." D.W. (Sep. 2023)

"I liked the practicality of this topic." T.R. (Sep. 2023)

"This course was relatable. I liked the types of Mindfulness." C.C. (Sep. 2023)

"Learning how to manage stress was helpful. I enjoyed the physiologic breakdown of stress." R.B. (Sep. 2023)

"Applicable to my work situation. Real life examples of actual self-care." H.E. (Sep. 2023)

"I liked the explanation of how the brain perceives stress and how stress management can rewire the brain to combat stress." L.P. (Aug. 2023)

"Specific strategies given for stress management and positivity. I liked the techniques for journaling and meditation and the importance of self-care. It was also a helpful review of brain structure roles and responses to stress." E.M. (Aug. 2023)

"Reiteration that meditation and gratitude journaling are helpful for mental health. This course was clear and easy to understand." C.R. (Jul. 2023)

"Ways to create a more positive attitude and be more present in the moment. I liked the description of brain function related to stress and attitude." D.B. (Jul. 2023)

"All very informative. I liked the step by step and examples." C.A. (Jul. 2023)

"The ideas and ways to help reduce stress were beneficial. I enjoyed learning ways to use movement, journaling, and meditation to help reduce stress and make it more manageable. Recognizing the true-to-life realities that we face on a daily basis and how they cause stress in our work life. And that this is normal but that we have to learn to manage that stress before the stress manages us and makes us miserable." B.L. (Jul. 2023)

"This topic was very relevant. I liked the practice of mindfulness and the discussion on brain functioning during stress." C.E. (Jul. 2023)

"Tools to manage my stress. I liked the interactive use of mindfulness at the end of course." K.F. (Jun. 2023)

"Very relevant to today's workplace." K.F. (Jun. 2023)

"Mindfulness was a beneficial topic. I liked the suggestions for being present in off time from work." M.G. (Jun. 2023)

"This course was very beneficial to learn some strategies to help with burnout and realize that I'm not alone. I found the self-care topic most beneficial. It gave suggestions to do to help relax." T.P. (May 2023)

"Learning differences between stress and burnout, causes of each, and strategies to help overcome and deal with causes." D.G. (May 2023)

"I liked the brain science behind stress as well as the activities at the end of this session." N.F. (May 2023)

"I liked the info about the brain response to stress. The 3 ways to help self feel better were beneficial." A.K. (May 2023)

"All the examples of how to create positivity in your life were beneficial and what might help with self-care. I also felt that learning about the brain and stress was helpful to understand it. Good examples given to help you in your daily life." C.M. (Apr. 2023)

"I liked the strategies for calming, and managing common stresses before burnout occurs." A.V. (Apr. 2023)

"Good examples specific to SLP profession. I liked the mindfulness practices." L.M. (Mar. 2023)

"I liked how it relates to us all. I think we as SLPs try to hide this. I liked the journaling, even if it is for 5 minutes, and focusing on the positive and less of the negative." M.Y. (Mar. 2023)

"Overall, very helpful. Managing stress. All of it was very interesting and helpful in my daily practice." M.K. (Mar. 2023)

"The topic of ways to deal with stress was beneficial. I liked the journaling ideas." S.K. (Mar. 2023)

"Great, useful suggestions on how to manage our stressful jobs! Loved the focus on positivity and mindfulness." M.B. (Mar. 2023)

"Learning different methods to incorporate to reduce stress were beneficial. I liked this topic." B.D. (Mar. 2023)

"Suggestions for destressing. I liked the reminder to take care of myself." S.L. (Mar. 2023)

"Learning ways to relieve stress in my practice." M.M. (Feb. 2023)

"Recognition of the fact that stress occurs so often. The need to review chronic stress." L.L. (Feb. 2023)

"Addresses a topic that affects SLPs everywhere. I liked the self-care." S.W. (Jan. 2023)

"I liked the suggestions for stress relief. Very comprehensive and SLP focused information for self care and stress causers." J.A. (Jan. 2023)

"Gave practical tips to help combat stress in daily life as well as in the workplace. Methods of positivity and mindfulness techniques I can implement - journaling, mediation, movement." S.B. (Jan. 2023)

"This course definitely relates to my life right now. Good ideas to reduce stress and burnout." D.B. (Jan. 2023)

"I learned the difference between stress and burnout. I liked engaging in the activities at the end." A.M. (Jan. 2023)

"How to recognize and break the cycle of stress. Learning how the brain functions during stressful times and how it becomes chronic stress." M.S. (Jan. 2023)

"Learning the mechanisms of stress. Theory as well as practical application." J.H. (Jan. 2023)

"After taking this course, I know I am not crazy..... I AM burnt out!!! Now I have to get myself together and do something about it." C.S. (Dec. 2022)

"Becoming aware of the causes of stress and ways to cope. This course is easy to access, provides a guide for taking notes, and you can preview the test to help highlight some of the important points." L.C. (Dec. 2022)

"Learning ways to deal with stress was beneficial." R.T. (Dec. 2022)

"This course went through the difference between burnout and stressed out. I liked the flexibility to go back and review neuro concepts as well." M.T. (Dec. 2022)

"I liked the thorough way the speaker explained the brain functions and stress cycle and how our brain reacts to stress. Our brains see it as a threat and she taught us ways to change our mindset and rewire our brains by practicing positivity, mindfulness and self-care." L.C. (Dec. 2022)

"The speaker was fabulous! I liked how she took us through three activities after completely teaching the subject. Very impressed." L.C. (Dec. 2022)

"Learning strategies to implement to manage stress - great topic that is not usually discussed." B.M. (Nov. 2022)

"Very informative. The different areas of the brain and the effects of stress was good information. I can relate very well." L.J. (Nov. 2022)

"Learning the ways that stress can be managed in a daily changing caseload of a busy SLP. I felt like I could truly relate to the topic." A.N. (Nov. 2022)

"I really enjoyed this course. It has helped me to understand what is happening and what steps I can take to address the daily stress. Lots of great, practical steps." A.W. (Nov. 2022)

"I liked the pace and how she explained everything. Good explanation of the brain and handling our stress." J.M. (Nov. 2022)

"Understanding how stress affects our brain and body and learning the different avenues of stress management." K.B. (Nov. 2022)

"This was an excellent course. I appreciated gaining tools to better manage my stress." A.C. (Sept. 2022)

"I enjoyed the anatomy and physiology of the brain." L.V. (Sept. 2022)

"Practical, daily info - mindfulness, de-stress activities, breathing, etc." C.D. (Aug. 2022)

"The specificity of the strategies, not just what to do, but how to do it were helpful." D.M. (Aug. 2022)

"The course is easy to follow and relate to. Liked discussion of what happens in the brain when stressed out compared with when stress is being managed." J.D. (July 2022)

"Never had a course like this. It was something totally new to me and I found this will be extremely helpful. It described exactly how I feel so often, and it made sense to me! I will apply this information to my life." A.P. (July 2022)

"I needed some examples of effective practices to combat burnout and feeling overwhelmed, especially during the last two years. The author gave good examples, and spoken in an easy to understand manner." V.K. (July 2022)

"I learned a great deal about the brain and the connection to stress. Gave many ideas about handling stress before it becomes burnout." C.P. (July 2022)

"Knowing that other SLP's are experiencing the same stress concerns as I in their clinical practice was helpful." P.B. (July 2022)

"Such great information. I liked the self-care management discussion." L.G. (June 2022)

"I like how it relates to daily work life." D.B. (June 2022)

"I liked how it was set up, with an introduction of a topic or concept and then an examination of "Let's think about what this looks like in an SLP's day..." M.H. (May 2022)

"I liked the ways presented to deal with burnout and stress management." L.F. (May 2022)

"Activity suggestions to keep stress under control will be beneficial." P.H. (May 2022)

"Liked the concepts of mindfulness and positivity, also learning to remove myself from toxically stressful situations more often." S.K. (May 2022)

"The course reminded me of practices that will bring me back to center rather than unhealthy behaviors that don't serve me. I liked the presentation on being depleted and inability to care for others." E.G. (Apr. 2022)

"Evidence-based practice for stress management! This course provides information regarding stress triggers, our responses, and strategies to manage for improved longevity and quality of services for patients." B.D. (Mar. 2022)

"It really helped to learn that I am not alone. It opened my eyes to the fact that I am actually at the point of being burned out and not just stressed out. But it also helped me realize that I can do something about it." M.N. (Mar. 2022)

"It was important to hear that "it's not just me." It was very helpful to see the stress triggers specific to our SLP profession and the acknowledgement that our profession DOES put a lot of stress on us." J.M. (Feb. 2022)

"The types of journaling - this is something I have been doing since I was a teen, but I never considered the different ways it could be done. Also I am thinking of considering meditation more. I also loved the deep breathing exercises at the end." N.M. (Feb. 2022)

"I found the discussion of the tools to use for daily management of stressors to be most beneficial, because I can incorporate them into daily practice to create a mindful and positive shift in the nature of my work as an SLP." J.G. (Dec. 2021)

"Becoming aware of body's natural tendency to focus on the negative as a primal response and the need to turn this thinking to a more positive focus. I liked the ability to re-listen to sections as you went along so that you could grasp the concept." T.L. (Dec. 2021)

"The techniques to reduce stress - journal writing and meditation and movement - I will begin to use everyday." S.C. (Dec. 2021)

"The way that our focus and ability to learn gets bypassed when we are under stress was beneficial for my daily practice." C.D. (Nov. 2021) 

"I enjoyed the presentation in its entirety. I feel like the stress reducing practices she outlines will be the most beneficial in making a positive shift in my daily practice. I appreciate the time that the course instructor took to clearly outline her objectives and explain everything with examples. Practicing some of the techniques outlined in the course were also fantastic!"  K.P. (Oct. 2021)

"How to deal more positively with stress factors will help my daily practice." B.F. (Aug. 2021)

"The presenter was clear in her presentation. The discussion on how the brain is impacted by stress will benefit my practice." K.N. (July 2021)

"How you can reduce stress will be beneficial for my daily practice.  I liked the information about stress and the brain." R.K. (June 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. Define stress management.
  2. Identify and explain the "cycle of stress".
  3. Identify tools for stress management.
  4. Describe how mindfulness and positivity can be used to manage stress and reduce burnout.

Presenter & Disclosures

Jessi Andricks, MS, CCC-SLP, earned her master's degree in Speech Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a trained Integrative Health Coach and Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, focusing on Stress Management for SLPs. She has presented at ASHA Annual Convention and at state speech pathology association conventions on the topics of stress management and burn out prevention for SLPs. Jessi has written for the ASHA Leader Live and NSSLHA Blog, as well as authored the books “Detox 101” and “The Smoothie Life”. She also runs the website, JessiAndricks.com, where she has programs and resources to help SLPs reduce stress, burn out and overwhelm.

Speaker Disclosures:

FinancialJessie Andricks is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

NonfinancialJessie Andricks has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Related Area).

Intended Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

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