Ep3. Coping with Tech Layoffs with Andrew Kushnick
The Mental BalanceJune 21, 2023x
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Ep3. Coping with Tech Layoffs with Andrew Kushnick

In this episode we discuss the biggest stressor in Tech today, "Layoffs" with Andrew Kushnick, Psychotherapist who deals with a lot of clients in Tech. As the economy continues to struggle, many businesses are cutting back on employee numbers. This has led to mass layoffs, and as a result, many people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and dealing with the doom. of never ending fear. In this video, I'm sharing insights from a psychotherapist about how tech layoffs may be affecting your mental health, how this can impact some in the form of trauma and strategies, tools to cope and go through with this. We also discuss the 4 most common patterns observed for those working in the Tech Industry: 🌱 Sense of lack of meaning 🌱 Feelings of isolation 🌱 Rigid cognitive style 🌱 Communication problems Remember: We all cope differently in difficult situations, and the stress of a tech layoffs may be affecting you in ways you didn't expect. If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don't hesitate to reach out for help. A therapist can provide you with tips and strategies for coping with the stress of a tech layoffs. 🧠 🧠 🧠 Subscribe to our newsletter for updates and episodes: www.thementalbalance.com

✨ ✨ ✨ Our Socials: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_mental_ Tiktok - https://www.tiktok.com/@the_mental_ba... Chapters: 0:00 - 0:36: Tech Minds Unwind Intro 0:37 - 1:19: From Lawyer to Psychotherapist 1:20 - 2:56: Andrew's clients 2:56 - 5:37: Anxiety in Tech due to Layoffs 5:37 - 15:31: Coping Strategies 15:31 - 19:39: Common Patterns in Tech 19:39 - 26:53: Coping with Trauma 26:53 - 31:44: Black-and-White Thinking in Tech 31:44 - 34:52: The discomfort of accessing emotions 34:52 - 36:57: Feelings of isolation among tech workers 36:58 - 39:23: Loneliness in Tech 39:24 - 44:01: Closing remarks Andrew's practice - https://andrewkushnick.com/about


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