Emotional Renewal for Job Loss and Caregiving
Job loss and caregiving can mean massive trauma. What's the first step to recovery? Dr. Lynn Joseph is a psychologist and guided imagery expert in reducing landing time of downsized employees and developer of relaxation techniques for family caregivers. Her mission is to help reduce stress, maintain inner calm, and achieve one's goals despite obstacles.
Lynn Joseph, Ph.D. has personally journeyed through family caregiver responsibilities, and extensively researched the subject. Dr. Joseph authored an article in the Career Planning & Adult Development Journal (Winter 2007-2008) titled Guided Imagery for Emotional Survival of Caregivers: Helping Clients Achieve Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Renewal. She also created a guided imagery protocol designed to help family caregivers maintain emotional health, renew hope for the future, and restore life balance, a sense of control, and a sense of personal peace to their lives. Dr. Joseph has studied the development and application of guided imagery technology for over twenty years. Through her doctoral research, she found that emotional and mental preparation can reduce landing a job by months. She has presented many workshops in a variety of venues, and has been featured on hundreds of radio and TV programs nationally. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association.
Using Guided Visualization To Move Through Career and Caregiver Conflicts
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UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH…
LYNN JOSEPH HELPS AMERICA GET BACK TO WORK
Job Loss Recovery Guide
Lay-offs. Corporate restructuring. Cutbacks. Downsizing. They continue, unabated, with millions of casualties. The worsening labor market remains one of the greatest threats to the economy as joblessness undermines consumer confidence and spending. And, New York informs, the cutbacks continue. How does America get back to work?
Lynn Joseph, Ph.D., psychologist and career-transition consultant to Fortune 100 companies, has an answer. Joseph shares her scientifically tested career-transition program in THE JOB LOSS RECOVERY GUIDE: A Proven Program For Getting Back to Work – Fast! (July 2003; $14.95 Trade Paperback; 154 pages; ISBN: 1-57224-353-8). The book provides the new tools needed to quickly resolve the loss of a job, take control of your career, and land the job of your dreams.
According to Joseph, a quick recovery is dependent upon resolving the loss and embracing the potential of the future. In THE JOB LOSS RECOVERY GUIDE, Joseph presents her unique system of imagined experiences, demonstrated to have immediate, positive results in downsized individuals. The entire program can be completed in just six daily sessions of about twenty minutes each.
THE JOB LOSS RECOVERY GUIDE enables you to:
• Reach closure and put the past behind
• Learn mental preparation secrets of top athletes
• Increase confidence and self-esteem
• Cut your job search time in half
• LAND THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS
“When your intention is clear, when you have strong desire and expectation to succeed, and when you use imagination to explore and experience the desired goal, success may come faster than you expected – and in more ways than you imagined,” explains Joseph. Because imagery is the language of the subconscious, the subconscious mind can become a helpful ally in landing a new job.
The concept of mind-over-matter has confirmed that what you think affects how you feel, and how you feel affects what you think. When your thoughts and feelings are positive, performance improves. Athletes from Jack Nicklaus to Michael Jordan have espoused the link between performance and visualization techniques.
In six daily sessions, the guided imagery practices in the JOB LOSS RECOVERY GUIDE can be completed. Outlined in clear, easy-to-follow language, Joseph leads her suddenly out-of-work readers through the entire recovery process as they journey to resolve their most difficult feelings and improve their job search performance. “In short,” Joseph declares, “you can discover in these pages the tools and resources to find success within yourself. You’ll not only achieve reemployment success, but I believe you’ll want to use these tools to improve your life every day.”
“Dr. Joseph is a trailblazer who has created a leading-edge program for recovery and re-employment following unexpected career transition. No job seeker should be without it.” - Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul´® and co-author, The One-Minute Millionaire
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2-CD set: "The Job-Loss Recovery Program: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Get Back to Work - Fast!" (2003; $29.95 2-CD set; ISBN 0-9676615-2-8).
Lynn Joseph, PhD Author, Award-winning Speaker, Psychologist
Career & Life Transition Consultant
The following article was written by Bellaruth Naparstek for her website, Health Journeys.
Recovering from Losing a Job
I now know dozens of people – as I’m sure you do - who’ve been hammered by this frayed economy. Last week I had breakfast in New York with an old friend, a successful editor and publisher, who was heartbroken because she’d just had to lay off several prized members of her staff – people who’d worked for her for years and whom she considered good friends as well as valued colleagues. As I watched her over our cooling eggs, I thought, “I bet she feels even worse than the people she had to pink-slip.” Aside from feeling horrible for them, she also knew she’d be holding her demoralized shop together with a lick and a promise, and the constant anxiety that she and everything she’d built over the years could be next.
Most people are sweating their shrinking 401K’s and retirement funds, but this may be the least of it (although that’s worrisome enough). We’re all surrounded by people – or we are people - who’ve been laid off, whose businesses have failed, who have lost their homes, whose retirement has evaporated and whose families have disintegrated from all the stress.
And although I’m quite optimistic about our ultimate future, and certain that we’ll come out of these troubles stronger and better (especially with the injection of the new, capable leadership we’re about to get), still, it’s going to be a while before this turns around, and we’re looking at a lot of distress between now and then.
So, sadly, I think it’s time to remind people of Dr. Lynn Joseph’s superb Job Loss Recovery Program – both her extraordinary CDs and her guide book. This is a terrific, 6-part, imagery-based program, designed in a very knowledgeable, sophisticated way to help people get past the distress of being laid off and onward toward boosting their confidence, focus, interview performance, determination and positivity (if there is such a word, which I kind of doubt) to help in very concrete, practical ways with getting hired for the next job.
Lynn really does her homework, covers all the bases and has a uniquely empathic understanding of the issues – not to mention a lovely voice for leading her guided meditations. This is high quality stuff! If you know somebody who’s lost his or her job and feeling pretty bad, this is a really helpful and timely gift that could stem the hemorrhaging of self esteem and lead to positive results.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for better days for all of us, and hoping they come soon! In the meantime, take care, be well, and don’t forget to keep breathing those deep, full breaths!!
- How do you define "guided visualization?"
- Why have you focused on the specialty area of guided visualization for job loss recovery? Have you used it in your own life? How has it helped you?
- How can guided visualization help average workers who have been laid off or who can't find a job get back on their feet fast?
- You have designed guided visualization CDs for both displaced workers and caregivers. What challenges do workers in transition and caregivers have in common that guided visualization can address?
- Can guided visualization be used by career practitioners who are not counselors? If so, how? What about lay people using guided visualization on their own?
- How can career advisors use guided visualization in working with clients over the telephone if they can't see their cient? (Damona's questions)
- Could you give an example of a guided visualization for listeners on this phone call?
- When and where should guided visualization be conducted?
- Do you have any classes on guided visualization? Are you considering offering a training program? If so, who would be eligible to take the trainng?
- Lynn, you told me that you would like me to hold off posting your exercise on the careerwell website until after the tele-interview. What will I post?