The unique perspective of the black community and psychology. We transition into exercise psychology, shifting mindsets to master food issues, and family roadblocks. Dr Ebony Butler developed paid workshops, food blogging, Live videos and more. What people are experiencing and What led to these behaviors and How to analyze these dynamics specifically in the black community? We don’t want to look like we are crazy, what goes on in your house-stays in your house and other ways that not only cultural but geographical differences affect our psychology.
Mistrust from the past keeps a lot of people from seeking the help that could occur.
When you go to methods of dealing with situations is failing you, where can you turn and is a psychologist an alternative in the black community?
She discusses the ins and outs of having a minority patient with a minority doctor and how / why that can be a hindrance for some clients to want to open up. You are an expert where you sit, I am an expert where I sit, and let’s bridge the two.
Growing up in a family that didn’t have a focus on health, combined with the undergrad lifestyle of eating what ever you want- she found herself tipping the scales despite having a gym membership. Dr. Butler made some changes during her masters and PhD program and accredits the major changes in health and weight loss to a distinctive mind shift.
This mind shift that Dr Butler achieved was the catalyst to helping her create an empire to help others. She has workshops, downloadable guides and of course counseling and coaching services to help others achieve their own health goals.
Much of what we discuss is that we have learned behaviors throughout life about healthy or non-healthy lifestyles so it takes a strong mindset shift to peel back the destructive and rebuild constructive paradigms. The destructive pathways could have been from sexual abuse, overeating over your feelings like stress or breakups and so much more.
We go deep into the difference s of a coach versus counselor relationships and how to bridge those murky lines. We address the burden of responsibility and legality that a coach vs PhD has as well. Being a Doctor and a counselor and a coach requires unique boundaries and regulations. Are we all coaches?
Dr. Ebony uses a term Skinny Fat and what she did to cut the sugar and why she is training for a bikini competition. Can you be so far removed from the daily struggle that you lose touch with what others are going through? She knows how to get rid of faulty thinking patterns.
Why is it that the ones we love most (family) are the ones that could end up sabotaging or wounding us when we do make great choices like portion control, exercising even after your skinny etc. She has a major focus on changing behaviors to lose weight by changing your perspective.
Things we remember most from bullied are the Words not the Actions against us.
When is a good time to revisit the Goals you have set for yourself? When is it ok to modify these goals and why would you? When to hire a Virtual Assistant, Why, and Qualities to look for? Around minute 43 she talks about ways to integrate a class on social media into a grad school curriculum. We don’t learn marketing and we need to do that so we can prosper. We need to be heard and show off experience and go beyond theory only.
We both love Fiverr.com and she explains how she used it for converting a webinar to a book.
How going Live on social media skyrocketed her business and lessons learned during the 7 day a week Live sessions. The do’s and don’ts, topics covered as a psychologist, food therapy, exercise and nutrition were all topics she went Live about. She talks about how to transition the free info from going Live to 8-12 week paid programs.
Mysisterskeep-her.com is her business and would love to provide more women workshops and retreats multiple times per year.
4 of her best friends have a Food Blog. They take pictures of food ( mostly staples to different areas and cities as well as Soul Food) and write a review about it. For instance, in Miami plantain dishes could be a family comfort food or staple food.
With food blogging, live video on social media to 1 am, creating workshops, training for a bikini competition… listen near the end on the importance of having a turn off time limit so your friends and family don’t feel neglected and this new project that wakes you up and excites you in the middle of the night doesn’t destroy your relationships.Insight timer for daily gratitude journal and meditation. The Path to Wealth by May McCarthy Urban Monk Podcast – gut health, intermittent fasting, and the host is a medical doctor Therapy for Black Girls: Joy Bradford. Current events and psychology and what that means for the black community Cash App for your phone so people can pay you immediately Drebonyonline IG ebonybutlerphd Periscope
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/47 here you can also find links to things mentioned and the Travel Tip