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COVID ICU Nurse Seeks to Open Treatment Center to Aid Frontline
By The Bay Corp (BTB) ‘s mission is to meet the recovery goals of high-pressured professionals.
Founder Jonathan Godfrey ... is no stranger to healthcare workers’ specific needs ... He has since become immersed in one of the nation’s biggest problems as an ICU nurse working with COVID patients. He continues to see the level of strain on hospital staff in these environments ...
... Joining the team is Lucas Catton, CEO of Advanced Recovery Resources, who works with multiple rehabilitation programs as a consultant and recently helped launch another successful startup in the field.
“Having helped dozens of treatment facilities to grow over the years, I believe that having a strong leader with a clear mission is one of the surest signs of success. By The Bay fits both of those, and Jonathan’s purpose is inspiring,” Catton said ... read more
"Our attitudes toward ourselves and our abilities can be enhanced through recognition of our accomplishments and continuing to make progress. Setting small goals that are more easily achieved compound over time and help to improve our self-confidence. When we take a look at where we've been and how far we have come since then, it is easier to acknowledge that progress and give ourselves credit for the progress we have made."
"Overcoming Self Doubt"
Self-doubt is a common thing that many of us experience at some point in our lives. Becoming more aware of negative self-talk and the origins of criticism can be very helpful toward overcoming our brains' tendency toward negativity bias. We then need to acknowledge times where we have accomplished things and made progress, and continue to place more emphasis on these positive experiences to help increase our confidence.
We often hear about boundaries and help other people identify them and maybe even give advice on what is healthy for them as part of our professions. These may include ethical boundaries at work, relationship boundaries with friends or intimate partners and even physical boundaries such as creating a safe and supportive environment. However, people in this role may also unintentionally neglect themselves in setting healthy boundaries to improve their lives. If you're like me, this happens all the time, and I need to be reminded when to examine them and adjust them accordingly.
2021.04.06 Ed. 1107
Without addressing past trauma, many people wind up living considerably altered lives.; Trying to ignore it, compartmentalize it, avoid it, or lock it away can leave devastating residual effects. In this edition of "Finding Your Way," Mr. Catton discusses the potential correlation between trauma and cancer, research, and gives some helpful links to learn more.
Here are some helpful resources for more information:
2021.03.10 Ed. 1106
March is Women's History Month, and March 8th was International Women's Day. For this entire month, NAFC is celebrating and honoring women, past and present, who have effected postive change.
In this special vlog edition, Lucas Catton joins us in celebrating women and the positive feminine energy we bring to the world in all capacities. For those who may not be aware, the National Association of Forensic Counselors is a female-led, female-staffed organization, and supports the advancement and empowerment of women, so we very much appreciate Mr. Catton joining us in this celebration of women!
2021.02.25 Ed. 1105
"Overcoming Compassion Fatigue/Counselor Burnout"
In this edition of Finding Your Way, Lucas Catton discusses ways to overcome an issue all counselor face at some point in their careers ... compassion fatigue/counselor burnout. He provides a plethora of solid examples of activities in which mental health and substance abuse counselors can engage to maintain their mental, emotional, and physical well being in order to recover from or prevent compassion fatigue.
2021.02.11 Ed. 1104
"Releasing Resentment Toward Another"
In this edition of Finding Your Way, Lucas Catton discusses releasing yourself from resentment, how resentment and the releasing of it effects your mental and physical health. He gives two very helpful book references and discusses steps you can take to release resentment towards others. Even if they are not willing to acknowledge the offense, you can release the bitterness and anger for yourself and your happiness.
2020.12.08 Ed. 1101
The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.
NAFC has consistently been a leader in promoting safe and effective treatment and supervision of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improving communication between the clinician and criminal justice system, and enhanced protection of the public. The NAFC Mission is to Promote Competency and Training among Persons Working with Criminal Offenders.
The Certification for the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist
The National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board representing the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.
The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.