WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: KIAUNDRA JACKSON
Kiaundra has been making moves to make sure that couples address their needs to thrive as individuals and as partners. I love watching her grow and make an impact on the world with you dope skillset and passion to serve. Check out how this couples expert adds good stress to her life.
HEY KIAUNDRA, WHY EUSTRESSIN’?
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING/ HOW LONG?
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CA, best-selling author and international speaker that specializes in mental health and healthy relationships.
DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUR PROFESSION?
Yes, I think about mental health everyday in my profession. As a clinician, I help people through the most difficult times in their life and as a public figure, I need to make sure my mental health is on point at all times.
WHAT UNIQUE CHALLENGES DO YOU ENCOUNTER SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR JOB THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THAT OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT?
Trying to maintain my own boundaries and inner healing while providing the same assistance to other.
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOU SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH WHEN TAKING ON DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES?
When I was in graduate school trying to balance FT school, FT work, an internship and maintain relationships with family and friend.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE THOSE STRESSORS ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?
Prayer, meditation, journal writing, saying no, and delegating tasks to others
HOW DOES BEING MENTALLY HEALTHY HELP IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK OR ON THE JOB?
If I am not well, I am no benefit to the other who count on me for their healing
WHAT DOES EUSTRESS LOOK LIKE FOR YOU AT WORK? AT HOME/AWAY FROM WORK?
Essential oils, aromatherapy candles, enjoy my alone time
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD TELL SOMEONE JUST STARTING IN YOUR PROFESSION OR A YOUNG PERSON WHO ASPIRES TO BE THE PROFESSIONAL THAT YOU ARE?
Learn and implement self care very early on in your profession. Not just the basics of massages, manicures and pedicures, but actually taking the time to check in with yourself emotionally.
HOW CAN PEOPLE CONTACT YOU FOR MORE INFORMATION?