After more than 25 years as a practicing psychologist, Janet Lowndes has learned a thing or two about the realities of therapeutic work. Some of these things may be confronting, some illuminating, and some empowering.
Here are some of the points she would like to share:
- Your clients may not tell you the truth
- You may not like all of your clients
- The job can be hard on your personal relationships
- Your self care will need to be your number one priority
- You may spend your entire career glad you became a psychologist
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About the presenter(s)
Janet Lowndes is a Psychologist who has been working therapeutically with individual clients for over 25 years. Janet is the Director and Principal Psychologist of Mind Body Well, a group practice in Melbourne providing therapies for people with Eating Disorders, Body Image concerns, and challenges with the Psychology of food and eating.
Janet’s work is concerned with in the way we live in relationship with our bodies, with each other, and with the world around us. Along with her Psychological background, Janet is also a qualified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. She believes that developing a healthy mind body relationship is one of the keys to making choices which can enhance health and wellbeing.
Janet is a Registered Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, and she enjoys assisting other Psychologists and Allied Health Professionals with their personal and professional development and self-care. She is a sought after speaker who regularly provides professional development workshops in the fields pf psychology, eating disorders, and yoga therapy.
After experiencing burnout at the age of 30 and 'running away' to India to study Yoga, Janet has learned a lot about the importance of self-care, and the need to moderate professional self-expectations. In this presentation Janet will offer a personal and professional perspective on her 25 years as a Psychologist.