How do you go from promising that you will NEVER set foot in a gym to teaching fitness classes? Jamiah Bennett talks about her journey to loving herself and her body through fitness, her experience with mental health, and what it's like to graduate college during a global pandemic. Also discussed are tips for getting started with a movement routine, creators to follow online, and what colleges can do to better serve students in mental health crises.

Learn about Jamiah at jamiahbennett.com!

Tune into Jamiah's Low-Impact, Full Body Workout, Wellness & Love webinar session here!

 

Check out Kaisafit and Danielle Gertner (One Minute Wiggle) on Instagram!

Why is it important to tell stories about mental health? Today on the podcast, we're joined by Payal and Ankur Kela of ReLyfe, who talk about their mission to help people share their stories. Topics covered include vulnerability, why friends are the first line of mental health defense, and how important coffee is to the creative process.
 
Follow Relyfe on Instagram/Facebook @relyfevideos, email contactrelyfe@gmail.com, or visit them online at relyfe.org. Payal, @payalk25 & Ankur, @banenakela.
 
Resources mentioned in the episode:
'Waking Up' App, https://www.wakingup.com/
Relyfe's Journaling Wellness & Love Webinar w/ Acacia,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTEBZs8OUMNL4n7pCwRR6jA

Jess Rodriguez, Chief Business Officer of Acacia, is taking over Sincerely, Not Okay for another episode of the Acacia Spotlight, where we highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. Today we will be discussing the journey of Jonathan Truong, Acacia's Talent Acquisition Specialist and resident beacon of hope, perseverance, and sunshine! Check out our spotlights at acaciacw.com/blog and watch Jonathan's live on our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTEBZs8OUMNL4n7pCwRR6jA.

She's both a talented yogi and a psychologist, is there anything Dr. Amy Moran can't do? During this episode, we talk about the connection between mind and body, how trauma is affected by practicing yoga, and why belly breathing literally calms your nervous system down.

As the world begins to shift into the new normal, we wanted to take a second to provide some big & small tips to taking on stress, anxiety, grief, and transition during the COVID pandemic. We are joined by Acacia's Creative Director, KorbyQuan Reed!

Emotions Wheel

54321 Grounding Exercise

Acacia Reach is a video therapy service for college students and their surrounding communities! We offer weekly individual, couples, and psychiatry services wherever you need it. We are owned by dedicated therapists and psychologists, accept major insurances in California and Minnesota, and are accessible wherever you need us to be!

We strive to provide engaging and relatable providers, easy access to our services, and a community to connect and share your journey with. Start your therapy journey with us today! Visit acaciacw.com/reach to learn more and to request an appointment.

What is your first thought when the sound of your alarm goes off in the morning? Mine is “not already!” During my college years, I’d drowsily hit the snooze button desperately hoping for a few more moments of blissful slumber, only to repeat this unpleasant process until I HAD to get up. Thus, the “Lazy Yogini’s Guide to Morning Meditation” was born.

Check out acaciacw.com/blog for Danielle's full article!

What is sex therapy? How do you know if you need it? Hear Abby Hansen, LPCC, and Calvin Hauer, LMFT, talk about their work with sex in therapy. 

Resources and reading materials mentioned:

Charlie Glickman http://new.charlieglickman.com/blog/ 

Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski, PhD

Esther Perel https://www.estherperel.com/ 

The Smitten Kitten in Minnesota https://www.smittenkittenonline.com/ 

Soraiya Khamisa, LCSW, Director of Acacia La Jolla is taking over the Sincerely, Not Okay podcast to introduce our first ever podcast version of the Acacia Spotlight, where we highlight the clinicians, staff, and programs that make Acacia what it is today. This September we are highlighting one of our wonderful Co-owners, Dr. Keith Higginbotham. Check out more Spotlights at acaciacw.com/blog.

What does mental health have to do with fantasy role-playing games? Acacia La Jolla's therapist Micah Caldwell (Neuro Transmissions - YouTube channel) joins us to talk about Dungeons & Dragons in a therapeutic setting and in his personal life. Hear us talk about how nerdy spaces have embraced mental health awareness, the benefits of slaying dragons with friends on a weekly basis, and how therapists are using role-playing games with clients.

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