“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #81 – I'm So Tired: Surge Capacity & You

Jeff Guenther, LPC on Oct 04, 2020 in Swoon

Gina and Julie talk about your dwindling surge capacity during these crazy times. How is your depleted surge capacity impacting your relationships? What can you do to help weather this ongoing uncertainty?

This episode covers:

  • What is surge capacity and why does it matter to you?
  • How is depleted surge capacity impacting your relationships?
  • What can you do to help weather this ongoing uncertainty?
  • What to do with irritability and rage that might show up for you
  • What is vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue?

      Memorable quotes

      "Our body reacts to ongoing pressure with achiness, headaches, teeth grinding, digestive issues."

      "This is a level of heartbreak and loss we don't know how to process."

      "When someone you love dies you experience tangible loss... we can point to what the loss is... But right now there are many losses that are difficult to point to but we still carry the weight of it."

        Resources from the Podcast

        Your Surge Capacity is Depleted

        Brene Brown Unlocking Us

        The Trauma Stewardship Institute

        Burnout, Emily Nagoski

        Action Steps

        Find ways to be of service with one small action.

        Lower your expectations.

        Save time for yourself to replenish and a 2:1 ratio to your energetic outputs.

        Get support

        Looking for coaching? Connect with Gina

        Looking for a therapist in Oregon? Connect with Julie

        Looking for other therapeutic support? Check out TherapyDen

        Your Swoon hosts

        Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
        Connect with Gina

        Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
        Connect with Julie

        Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ashville, NC.

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