MxV Mental Wellness Podcast

Working for Yourself Mindfully with Dr Isaiah Pickens

August 11, 2020

In our August episode, host Mike Veny invites his own guest and friend, clinical psychologist Dr. Isaiah Pickens, to talk about working mindfully. Together, they explore the challenges of prioritizing and sustaining balance and how self-soothing and mindfulness can help you manage mental health.

Dr. Pickens is the CEO of iOpeningEnterprises, which helps transform human performance through interactive, science-based professional development and practical wellness tools.

“I make sure I eat lunch, I make sure I’m drinking a gallon of water a day. I‘m trying to get my sleep...six to eight hours, trying to be more on the eight hour side. But, these are things that to me are not extra, they’re necessary.”

In this episode, he shares:

  • Why walking to McDonalds was an important mental health exercise for him
  • How he incorporates practices for clients into his own life to support mental health
  • How self-soothing can help you manage your body’s physical reactions to stress 
  • Simple actions to take when you feel suicidal

Get to know more about Dr. Pickens on his website and on social media @PickensPoints

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