Patty Mohler Podcast: Healing Yourself Through Self Care
Patty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who obtained her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. Patty Mohler did her practicum and internship at Hubbard House and its partner agencies. She is a SMART Recovery facilitator and specializes in trauma, grief and loss.
Patty Mohler welcomes the opportunity to serve both individual clients and to run group therapy sessions. She has dedicated her life to wellness, owning a health and fitness studio for 20 years in Jacksonville, Florida. She recently released her first book, Renew and Restore: How To Communicate, Connect and Celebrate Your Best Self. Her approach to wellness is a holistic one. She believes in integrating the mind, body, and spirit.
Deal with the stress that often leads to burnout.
With an extreme work schedule, along with the added stress of COVID-19, Patty realized that she needed to unplug and take some time to reflect and refocus on her passion. For Patty, nature, specifically the water, has always provided escape and solace. She recognizes that even the smallest actions, such as a 15-minute walk or a 10-minute stretch break, can help us clear our minds and improve our mental health. Patty’s recommendations are rooted in science, encouraging proven ways to calm the sympathetic, otherwise known as the “fight or flight” response and activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
The power of connection
She also speaks about the power of human connection–spending time and reaching out to those you care about, consistently. She uses the acronym N.O.W. (“no opportunity wasted”) to encourage friends, family, and clients to tune in to what is happening in the current moment, rather than searching for a “new normal” in these unprecedented times. She recognizes there has to be space for grief before moving forward, and everyone needs a friend to listen when these times come. Patty reveals insights she has gained in her life, as well as in her career as a counselor, emphasizing the importance of self-care when it comes to success, relationships, and many other aspects of life.
Join Patty’s Renew and Restore community on Convene. The name comes from her book, Renew and Restore, How to Communicate, Connect, and Celebrate Your Best Self, will help you get to know her and offers tips and essential skills to help create the life you want. Once you have read a chapter or two please participate in the experiences she has available in her Renew and Restore Community.