ELIMINATING BURNOUT AND EMBRACING RADICAL SELF-CARE WITH BRITTANY BLACKWELL

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We’ve all heard about how important it is for educators to practice self-care, especially in the past few years. But oftentimes when we hear “self-care” we think of it as indulgent or selfish. What we as school counselors really need is true, radical self-care that will help us prevent burnout. Brittany Blackwell is joining me today to share some incredible insight on the importance of practicing radical self-care.

Brittany Blackwell, M.Ed. is an award-winning special educator, podcast host of "The Resilient Teacher Podcast", and teacher resilience strategist from South Carolina with over ten years of experience working with elementary and middle school classrooms.  Brittany is no stranger to teacher burnout and has a passion for empowering teachers and educational leaders to prioritize their mental health and develop individualized sustainable resilience & recovery plans to reduce stress, prevent burnout, and create the life you’ve been dreaming about!  

Brittany's digital approach to self-care and resilience through digital planning, vision planning, and sustainable strategies has reached the homes of thousands of educators across the world.  Also known as "MsPrincessTeach" on Tiktok, Brittany's social media following grew through her fast-paced, lighthearted tutorials and humorous real life experiences.  Brittany helps teachers create their own Individualized Resilience Plan by providing sustainable strategies, personalized coaching, mindset shifting, and digital resources to reduce stress, automate the mundane tasks of teaching, and prevent overall teacher burnout.  Her approach gives support so that educators can maximize fulfillment and effectiveness in their personal and professional lives.

If you’ve experienced burnout or overwhelmed, you are absolutely not alone but there are things you can do to help take care of your wellbeing and mental health. In this episode, Brittany is sharing what the stress cycle is and how to complete it, why we should automate our systems, and the importance of setting boundaries in both your personal and work life. You’ll walk away from this episode feeling validated and encouraged plus have some great tips to help you practice radical self-care!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Why and how Brittany became a teacher resilience strategist

  • What the stress cycle is and how counselors can complete it by practicing radical self-care

  • Why systemising and automating can be a gamechanger for school counselors 

  • How counselors can implement boundaries to prevent burnout

  • Brittany’s biggest self-care tip

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!

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