WHY EUSTRESSIN'?: MARQUIS NORTON
Teaching others is a gift and Marquis serves his students with skill and expertise. As a counselor, supervisor, and professor, Marquis lets us know how he incorporates Eustress while juggling multiple positions. Check it out!
HEY MARQUIS, WHY EUSTRESSIN’?
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING/ HOW LONG?
Professor at Hampton University
Licensed Professional Counselor
Clinical Counseling Supervisor for LPC/QMHP
DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUR PROFESSION?
I love it, it is my passion.
WHAT UNIQUE CHALLENGES DO YOU ENCOUNTER SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR JOB THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THAT OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT?
Burn out is common with therapist. Ensuring self care is conducted frequently and effectively is paramount
HOW DO YOU MANAGE THOSE STRESSORS ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?
Exercise, goal setting, self care
HOW DOES BEING MENTALLY HEALTHY HELP YOU IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK OR ON THE JOB?
It’s the most important if I am not mentally healthy I can’t be there for my clients or students.
WHAT DOES EUSTRESS LOOK LIKE FOR YOU AT WORK? AT HOME/AWAY FROM WORK?
Good stress is having a lot of things that need to be accomplished.
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?
HOW CAN PEOPLE CONTACT YOU FOR MORE INFORMATION?