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Aug. 26, 2021

EP14: Overcoming Workplace Trauma with Farah Harris

EP14: Overcoming Workplace Trauma with Farah Harris

“Wellness perks don’t get rid of wellness problems.”  Welcome back to another episode of Black Woman Leading! In today’s episode, we are joined by psychotherapist and Workplace Wellness Champion, Farah Harris. We will be discussing how...


“Wellness perks don’t get rid of wellness problems.” 

Welcome back to another episode of Black Woman Leading! In today’s episode, we are joined by psychotherapist and Workplace Wellness Champion, Farah Harris. We will be discussing how women can take better care of themselves at their workplace and what workplace trauma looks like. 

 

Farah talks about work-life alignment, a term that differs from “work-life balance” because alignment is possible by setting your values straight and by working to reach your goals throughout these values. Farah explains that a workplace alignment has 4 key points: authenticity, intentional living, relationships, and overall satisfaction. 

 

Other topics discussed in this episode are:

  • Recurrent wellness themes in the workplace.
  • How 2020 and COVID have made us see how much we’ve neglected workplace wellness.
  • Signs of a toxic workplace
  • Steps to heal from workplace trauma
  • What organizations and leaders can do to create healthier workplaces

 

Guest Bio:

Farah Harris

Farah Harris is a psychotherapist and a Workplace Wellness Champion dedicated to disrupting toxic work environments. She is the owner of WorkingWell Daily, a company committed to addressing work-life alignment, equity and mental wellness.

Her personal mission is to help individuals and organizations decrease symptoms of stress and burnout, elevate their emotional intelligence, and improve morale by implementing strategies to create healthier work culture. As a mental health practitioner and consultant, Farah is aware of the intersectionality between wellness, equity, and inclusion. She is a sought-after expert on topics related to mental wellness, workplace culture, emotional intelligence and self-care.

Her clients consist of CIBC Bank US, CISCO, Bloomberg GOV, LiveNation, Ferrara Candy Company, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Practicing Law Institute. Her work has been featured in media and podcast platforms such as: Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Essence, Bustle, Inside Edition, Martha Stewart, Thrive Global, and Therapy for Black Girls.

 

Resources:

  • Learn more about Farah Harris at www.workingwelldaily.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and LinkedIn @farahharrislcpc, on Instagram @workingwelldaily, and on Twitter @workingwelldai1
  • (Book referenced) - The State of Black Girls: A Go-To Guide for Creating Safe Spaces for Black Girls by Marline Francois-Madden, LCSW https://www.amazon.com/State-Black-Girls-Go-Creating/dp/0578495155
  • (Book referenced) - The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Derk Kolk, MD

 

Credits:

Learn more about Laura’s consulting work at https://knightsconsultinggroup.com

Email Laura: laura@knightsconsultinggroup.com

Instagram: @blackwomanleading

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackwomanleading

Podcast Music: Marshall Knights Music

Podcast Production: JourneyGurl Magic Productions

Graphics: Olayinka Ajibola

 

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